Seligman man charged in molestation case

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Man attempted to have child 'fix what happened'

A Seligman man is facing two felony charges relating to alleged incidents of child molestation in 2014.

Charles Love, 31, of Seligman, is charged with first-degree child molestation and attempt to tamper with a victim in a felony prosecution.

According to a probable cause statement filed by Deputy Angela Cole, with the Barry County Sheriff's Office, Love allegedly touched the victim inappropriately, on top of the victim's clothes, several times in the living room where the family slept while bedrooms in the residence were being remodeled.

The mother of the victim said the time of the remodel was from August to November of 2014. The victim was 10 years old at the time.

After the victim disclosed the information, Love allegedly used the victim's friend's cell phone to communicate with the victim. Love allegedly sent a text telling the victim to "try to fix what has happened at home."

Love was arrested on Monday and is being held in the Barry County jail on a cash-only bond of $50,000. He has been arraigned, and a disposition hearing is scheduled for Thursday in the courtroom of Judge Robert Foulke.

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