Dexter man accused of sodomy, child molestation

DEXTER, MO (KFVS) - A Dexter man faces several charges after police say he inappropriately touched an 8-year-old girl.

Jerold L. Charles, 60, of Dexter is charged with one count of statutory sodomy 1st degree and four counts of child molestation 1st degree.

Charles is accused of abusing the girl on five different occasions when he gave her a ride on a lawn mower.

When he was interviewed, Charles admitted he inappropriately touched the girl four or five times from March to April 2012, according to court documents.

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