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Arrested on child sex charges


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A Perdido man has been arrested by Escambia County (Ala.) authorities after an investigation uncovered enough evidence to gain an indictment against him on two child sex charges.
Sheriff Heath Jackson reported in a press release that Dustin Ray Gates, 31, was taken into custody after Department of Human Resources investigators contacted ECSO regarding allegations of sexual contact between Gates and a victim under the age of 12 years.
Gates was taken into custody on November 18 after a county grand jury returned a true bill on one count each of sexual abuse of a child less than 12 and enticing a child for immoral purposes.
He is reportedly being held in the Escambia County Detention Center as the investigation continues.