A 77-year-old Davenport man who appeared Wednesday in Scott County Court is being held on charges of inappropriate contact with two girls after Davenport police served a warrant Tuesday for his arrest.
Laurence William Gobb was being held without bond on felony charges of indecent contact with a child – forcible fondling and second-degree sex abuse – forcible rape on Tuesday in Scott County Jail. The warrant was served at 12:26 p.m., police said.
According to the arrest affidavit:
In July of 2020, the Davenport Police Department received a report of child sexual abuse. Gobb had applied lotion to his hands and rubbed the lotion on an 11-year-old. The defendant touched the intimate parts of the victim in a location on the 1800 block of West 1st Street.
The defendant also intimately touched a 12-year-old on the outside of her clothing, saying he wanted to buy her Starbucks and touch her sexually.
A preliminary hearing is set for 10:30 a.m. Oct. 23.