Aug 1, 2014 1:07 PM by News Staff
The Shasta County Sheriff's Office says a Cottonwood man has been arrested for allegedly raping a 16-year-old family member over a four year period, and say the man is also likely the father of the victim's 11-month-old child.
The Sheriff's Office received a tip on Tuesday that the victim, a 16-year-old female had been the target of sexual abuse since she was 12-years-old. The next day the victim was interviewed by detectives and confirmed the abuse.
On Thursday detectives interviewed the suspect, 40-year-old Gordon Grissom, and say that during the interview he admitted to "an ongoing sexual relationship with the victim" and also told detectives he thinks he is the father of the victim's 11-month-old child.
Grissom was arrested for numerous sexual offenses and is currently in custody at the Shasta County Jail where he is being held pending court proceedings.