CROWN POINT — A man is accused of sexually assaulting a 3-year-old female relative.

Dion A. Gober, 30, was charged Wednesday in Lake Criminal Court with child molestation on allegations he groped the girl Tuesday at a home in the 1300 block of Ralston Street in Gary, according to court documents.

The girl allegedly told a state social worker she was groped by Gober, the documents state. A medical examiner at Methodist Hospitals Southlake Campus in Merrillville determined the girl had injuries to her groin.

Gober admitted in an interview with police he pulled the girl's pants down and “accidentally” touched her groin, documents state.

He said the girl had also once touched his “private part,” but he told her not to do that, according to documents.

Gober was taken into custody Wednesday, court records state.

He is jailed without bond.