Scott County man charged with attempted statutory rape of teenager

A Benton man is in jail on child molestation charges.

According to the Scott County Sheriff’s Office, on December 9th the office received information that 20-year-old Dustin Sauceda was having sexual contact with a 13-year-old girl.

An investigation found that on multiple occasions Sauceda had inappropriate sexual conduct with the teenager. It was alleged that on one occasion, Sauceda used forced to restrain the victim, and that intervention by a family member stopped the attack.

Sauceda was arrested on December 16th and taken to the Scott County Sheriff’s Office. During an interview at the office, Sauceda confessed to a specific sexual act with the victim.

Sauceda was charged with Unclassified Felony of Attempted Statutory Rape in the First Degree by Attempting Sexual Intercourse With Another Person Under 14 Year Old.

He is in custody at the Scott County Jail. Bond has been set at $50,000 cash only.

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