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Friday, February 07, 2020 11:15 am

Defiance man charged in child sexual abuse complaint

The Journal Gazette

A Defiance, Ohio, man has been charged in a child sexual abuse complaint, the Defiance County sheriff's department said today.

William Shock, 67, was charged with gross sexual imposition, and was being held in
Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio, the sheriff's department said in a statement.

In the statement, Sheriff Doug Engel said the case alleges Shock had sexual contact with a child younger than 12 years old. He said the case has been forwarded to the county prosecutor's office for review and presentation to a grand jury.

The county's Job and Family Services children's service division assisted, Engel said.

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