---- — OTTUMWA — The Ottumwa Police Department has arrested an Ottumwa man on a sexual assault charge.
The OPD reported that on Friday, law enforcement received a report that a 14-year-old girl had been sexually assaulted. During the course of the initial investigation, Blake Edward Babcock, 30, of Ottumwa, was identified as the suspect and was later arrested.
Babcock has been charged with third-degree sex abuse, a Class C felony, and incest, a Class D felony. He is currently being held in lieu of a $15,000 bond.