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Sodomy charges filed

Thursday, August 10, 2006

OREGON COUNTY -- A Koshkonong man has been charged with two felony counts of first degree statutory sodomy.

Officers with the Alton Police Department said on July 8-10 and again on July 18, Jimmy L. Gatewood, 19, of Koshkonong had deviant sexual intercourse with a child less than 12 years old.

The child's mother alerted authorities on July 18 that someone had told her they had seen Gatewood kissing her daughter on the lips several times.

The 4-year-old child was interviewed at the Child Advocacy Center in Springfield on July 27 and told authorities that Gatewood had touched her private areas several times. The child said the incidents took place at her aunt's house and her grandma's house.

Gatewood is being held in the Thayer City Jail because of lack of space at the Oregon County Jail at Alton with a bond set at $50,000.

He scheduled for arraignment Aug. 9 in Oregon County Associate Circuit Court before Judge Jo Beth Prewitt.

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