In two separate arrests last week, the Nodaway County Sheriff’s Office apprehended two on child molestation charges. Roger W Westcott of Barnard was arrested for child molestation, 2nd degree previous conviction, child molestation and 2nd degree aggravated sexual offense of a child less than 17 years old and an offender greater than 4 years older than the victim. Westcott was taken to the Nodaway County Jail on $75,000 bond.
41 year old Jerry Lee VanPelt of Hopkins was arrested Thursday on 1st degree child molestation and two counts of 4th degree child molestation of a child less than 17 years old and offender greater than 4 years older than the victim. VanPelt was sent to jail on $100,000 bond.