A Sedalia man was arrested on July 16 after an investigation into a report of a juvenile boy being sexually assaulted in the 1100 block of E. 11 St.

According to an arrest report, the sexual assault occurred several years ago. After an investigation and questioning of the suspect, 45-year-old Eric W. Fields was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail and placed on a 24-hour hold. Charges of first degree statutory sodomy, first degree child molestation, sexual misconduct involving a child, and incest, are being requested.

Fields is being held at the Pettis County Jail on $250,000 cash or surety bond.