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Pittsburg man facing rape, sodomy charges involving children

A Pittsburg man is facing rape and sodomy charges. Read the full press release below:

On Monday, January 28, 2019, investigators with the Pittsburg Police Department received a report concerning inappropriate sexual contact involving a five-year-old juvenile female and an adult male suspect. This incident was alleged to have occurred at residence located in Pittsburg in 2018.

While conducting follow up investigations into this matter, investigators learned that a second incident concerning inappropriate sexual contact, involving a six-year-old juvenile female, was alleged to have occurred involving the same suspect. This incident would have taken place at a different residence also located in Pittsburg, during January, 2019.

On Friday morning, March 15, 2019, investigators arrested the alleged suspect, who is identified as 22-year-old Gavin P. Wood, of Pittsburg. Mr. Wood was arrested on two counts of aggravated criminal sodomy and one count of rape for the first incident involving the five year old, and two counts of aggravated criminal sodomy for the second incident involving the six year old. Mr. Wood was taken into custody without incident and was transported to the jail at the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office for booking. Mr. Wood in being held in lieu of a $500,000 bond.

The investigation is ongoing.

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