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Ex-navy man on sex charge.

A RETIRED US Navy serviceman who worked as a private contractor in Bahrain has been accused of sexually assaulting a seven-year-old girl.

Darryl Gordon has been charged with second-degree sexual assault, according to according to
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 a report in the weekly American newspaper the Press Argus-Courier.

It states the 45-year-old, from Van Buren, Arkansas Van Buren, Arkansas (IPA: /ˈv├Žnbjʊrɛn/) is the second largest city in the Fort Smith metropolitan area and the county seatGR6 of Crawford County, Arkansas. , allegedly raped the girl once and also forced her to engage in sexual activity on numerous occasions.

This allegedly happened until 2003 before he left the US for Iraq.

Mr Gordon has denied all the charges against him during a hearing at Crawford County Crawford County is the name of eleven counties in the United States:
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  • Crawford County, Georgia
  • Crawford County, Illinois
  • Crawford County, Indiana
  • Crawford County, Iowa
  • Crawford County, Kansas
  • Crawford County, Michigan
 Circuit Court through his lawyer David Dunagin.

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) claimed Mr Gordon admitted watching pornographic videotapes with his alleged victim.

He is also said to have told investigators that he had no recollection of having sex with the girl.

A statement released by the US Marshals Service confirmed he was facing 10 counts of second-degree sexual assault.

"Gordon was working as a civilian contractor for the military in Bahrain when Crawford County issued the warrant," it said.

"He was informed of the warrant by NCIS agents and resigned shortly thereafter.

"Gordon then boarded a military plane bound for the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area.  and was officially taken into custody without incident upon arrival in Norfolk, Virginia."

A number of articles were said to have been seized from Mr Gordon's home in Bahrain, including a desktop computer, numerous CDs, DVDs, floppy disks and two VHS (Video Home System) A half-inch, analog videocassette recorder (VCR) format introduced by JVC in 1976 to compete with Sony's Betamax, introduced a year earlier.  cassette tapes as part of the case.

Each count of second-degree sexual assault is described as a "B felony" by the Times Record newspaper, which it said carried a possible jail term of five to 20 years and a fine of up to $15,000 (BD5,670).

US Navy officials in Bahrain yesterday declined to comment on the case.

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Date:May 4, 2008
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