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Missoula man accused of sexual abuse of children

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MISSOULA - A Missoula man has been charged with one count of sexual abuse of children.

53-year-old Sydney Cannon is charged with felony sexual abuse of children. He made his first court appearance on the charge Monday afternoon in Missoula County Justice Court.

In court documents, a neighbor of Cannon’s reported he witnessed Cannon asking a 5-year-old neighbor girl to pull her pants down an apartment building’s parking lot.

The neighbor told police he witnessed Cannon looking at the girl’s genitals. The neighbor said he took the child and brought her to his residence and called police.

The girl told police she knew the man and that his name was “Syd”.

Cannon told police he did talk to the girl, but noted nothing inappropriate happened. Cannon advised to police he never touched the girl or asked her to pull her pants down at any time.

If convicted Cannon faces 100 years in prison and/or $50,000 fine.

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