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Kingman man arrested on suspicion of child molestation

Jody James Shoup (MCSO photo)

Jody James Shoup (MCSO photo)

Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Detectives arrested Jody James Shoup, 50, of Kingman, on suspicion of Molestation of a Child and Sexual Assault, both felonies.

According to an MCSO news release, deputies received a call at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 3 from the Department of Child Services for assistance with a sexual abuse case.

DCS told deputies they received a report of an alleged sexual assault by Shoup on a female juvenile that had been ongoing for the past four years.

Detectives responded to a residence in the 2700 block of Ames Avenue to interview the alleged victim when Shoup arrived at the residence. He was arrested and booked into Mohave County Adult Detention Facility.

Information provided by Mohave County Sheriff’s Office

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