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Couch man charged with sodomy, child molestation

Thursday, August 14, 2003

AREA -- An Oregon County man wanted on charges of felony sex turned himself in to law enforcement authorities in Howell County, according to Oregon County Sheriff Tim Ward.

A warrant was issued for Mikel R. Sand, 26, of Couch Aug. 5. He turned himself in Aug. 7.

Sand has been charged with felony statutory sodomy and felony child molestation involving a girl less than 12 years old.

According to the sheriff's office, between June 9 and July 1 Sand had deviant sexual intercourse with a girl and molested her by subjecting her to sexual contact.

Sheriff office officials said Sand was scheduled to be arraigned in Oregon County Court Aug. 13.

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