Date: November 16, 2001 "For Immediate Release"
To: News Media
From: Sheriff Lawrence W. Crow, Jr.
Media Contact: Michal Shanley, (863) 534-6631 or 819-0397 pager

Man Arrested for Sexual Battery Against a Child

Following an investigation by the Polk County Sheriff's Office SAFE (Sexual Abuse and Family Exploitation) Unit, a 55-year-old Bradley man was arrested Nov. 8, 2001, for sexual battery against a child.

Curt Bobby McPherson, DOB 10/28/46, of 6925 3rd Street in Bradley, was arrested Nov. 8, 2001, at his place of employment (IMC) and charged with two counts Sexual Battery on a 7-year-old female child. Investigation revealed that McPherson sexually battered the victim twice in his home during the months of September and October of this year.  Detectives received information about the sexual batteries, prompting an investigation that led to the arrest of the suspect. The suspect was booked into the Polk County Jail on no bond.

Anyone who may have any additional information about this case or any other possible sexual battery cases involving the suspect is asked to call the Polk County Sheriff's Office at 533-0444.

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