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Bessemer City man arrested on eight child sex charges

A Bessemer City man has been arrested on eight child sex charges after a mother reported her 9-year-old daughter was sexually assaulted, authorities said Tuesday.

According to Gastonia Police, David Glenn Scott, 51, has been charged with two counts of first-degree sex offense and six counts of indecent liberties with a child. He was being held in the Gaston County Jail under $1 million secured bond.

The incidents occurred between Feb. 1 and June 20 at the Bradley Center park on Modena Street in Gastonia, authorities said.

Gastonia Police Sgt. Gene Weaver said Scott knew the girl from church and was trusted. Weaver also said Scott cooperated with the investigation.

There are no other reported victims, Weaver said, but parents who know Scott can talk with their children and call police at 704-866-6702.

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