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Man is in custody for child molestation

Friday, June 22, 2012

MINER -- A resident is in custody on allegations of child molestation.

Officers with the Miner Police Department were called to a residence on Highway AA on Tuesday to investigate allegations of child molestation. According to Miner Police Chief Chris Griggs, the allegations came from the Missouri Children's Division.

Arrested was Pedro Macario Martinez-Canceco, 40, on two counts of first degree child molestation. Currently he is being held at the Miner Police Department with a cash bond set at $100,000.

Griggs said the investigation is continuing.