DEFIANCE — The Defiance County Sheriff’s Office Thursday arrested a man following an investigation of child sexual abuse.

William Shock, 67, of Defiance, was arrested on one count of gross sexual imposition, a felony of the third degree. He was taken to the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio, and appeared Friday in Defiance Municipal Court.

The case alleges Shock had sexual contact with a child under 12. The case has been forwarded to the Defiance County Prosecutor’s Office for further review and presentation to a Defiance County Grand Jury.

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