HICKORY, N.C. -- The Hickory Police Department has arrested a man for sexual assault of a child, a man who police say was illegally operating a daycare.

Last Wednesday, Hickory Police responded to 135 16th Avenue NW in Hickory after receiving a report of a sexual assault of a child.

Officers say they quickly discovered an unlicensed in-home daycare facility at the location.

As a result of the investigation, Crisofor Casareal was arrested and charged with indecent liberties with a child and first-degree sexual assault. Police say Crisofor also has a pending charge for operating an unlicensed daycare.

Tonya Lynn Casareal was also arrested for felony operating an unlicensed daycare on July 16.

Police say the investigation remains in its early stages.

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