Crime

Sonora man suspected of sexually assaulting boy, 12

Anthony Canzoni, 51, of Sonora
Anthony Canzoni, 51, of Sonora

A registered sex offender is behind bars after he was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old, authorities said.

Anthony Canzoni, 51, of Sonora, spent the night at a friend’s house last week in Sonora. At some point, parents told police Canzoni sexually assaulted their son twice during the night, according to Chief Mark Stinson of the Sonora Police Department.

The boy told his parents, and police arrested Canzoni at his home without incident, Stinson said.

He was booked into Tuolumne County Jail on charges of felony lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14 and felony oral copulation with a child under 14 while using force and fear.

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