Nodaway County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Two On Child Molestation Charges

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.

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