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      Ottumwa Police searching for suspected rapist

      Blake Babcock, 30, is wanted for alleged sexual abuse.

      UPDATE: The Ottumwa Police Department located and arrested Blake Babcock, 30, of Ottumwa Friday afternoon.

      He is charged with 3rd-degree sexual assault and incest, both felonies.

      Babcock is being held on $15,000 bond.


      The Ottumwa Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating a suspected rapist.

      On June 14, 2013, the Ottumwa Police Department received a report that a fourteen year-old female juvenile had been sexually assaulted.

      During the course of the initial investigation, a suspect was identified and a warrant was issued for his arrest. The suspect has been identified as Blake Edward Babcock, 30, of Ottumwa. Babcock is described as a white male, 5â??11â??â?? tall, weighing approximately 170 lbs., with hazel eyes and brown hair.

      The Ottumwa Police Department is asking if anyone has information on Babcockâ??s whereabouts, they are requested to contact the Ottumwa Police Department at (641) 683-0661. Individuals reporting information to the Ottumwa Police Department can remain anonymous.

      The investigation into the incident is ongoing at this time.