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ANDERSON – A 46-year-old Anderson man has been arrested on a Level 1 felony charge of child molesting.

The Madison County Sheriff’s Department arrested Gordon L. Wilson Jr. Monday on the charge for allegedly having sexual relations with an 11-year-old girl.

According to the probable cause affidavit, Wilson had sexual intercourse with the then-9-year-old girl in July 2019.

Deputies talked to Wilson three times by telephone, in which he stated awareness of the allegations and denied them.

He never was interviewed by deputies.

Wilson works as an owner-operator of an over-the-road truck.

The alleged incidents took place while the girl’s mother was either in another room or out shopping.

Criminal Magistrate Jason Childers set a surety bond only in the amount of $35,000.

Childers appointed a public defender to represent Wilson.

If convicted of the Level 1 felony charge, Wilson faces a possible prison sentence of 20 to 50 years.

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Senior Reporter covering Anderson and Madison County government, politics and auto racing for The Herald Bulletin. Has been working as a journalist in central Indiana since 1977.