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Man accused of molestation case arrested in Arizona

BULLHEAD CITY, Ariz. — Authorities say a man wanted in Massachusetts for
allegedly molesting his granddaughter has been arrested in northwestern Arizona.

Bullhead City police said Friday that 78-year-old John Gilbert Pike remains in
Mohave County Jail in Kingman awaiting extradition.

They say a law enforcement agency in Massachusetts reported that a 13-year-old
girl had been sexually abused about six years ago by her grandfather, who is a
winter visitor to Bullhead City.

Pike was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of seven counts of incident assault
and battery against a child under age 14.

Bullhead City police didn’t immediately know if Pike has a lawyer and didn’t
have details on where in Massachusetts the alleged molestation occurred.


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