Bessemer City man charged with sexual assault of child

- A Bessemer City man has been charged with sexual assault of a child and placed under a $500,000 secured bond, according to Gaston County Sheriff's Office.

Jody Wiggins has been charged with one count of first degree sex offense with a child and three counts of indecent liberties with a child.

Wiggins is in custody at the Gaston County Jail under $500,000 secured bond.

The investigation began in February and the offenses happened from mid 2015 to present. Wiggins was known to the victims prior to the offenses, according to police.


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