A Canterbury man is set to make his first court appearance since being charged with sexually assaulting a 3-year-old child.

Sixty-five-year-old Robert Hardy is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday at Danielson Superior Court on charges of misdemeanor sexual assault and felony risk of injury to a minor. Conviction on the felony charge carries a penalty of one to 10 years in prison.

State police say Hardy turned himself in at the Danielson barracks on April 15 as part of an investigation by troopers and the Department of Children and Families. Authorities haven't released any other details of the allegations.

Hardy couldn't be reached for comment. There's no phone listing in his name, and it's not clear if he has a lawyer.

Source: The Associated Press