Accused child molestor to appear in Clinton County Thursday

| November 8, 2018
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CLINTON COUNTY, Mo. — A Trenton man is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing in Clinton County Thursday on accusations that he molested a minor.

Cameron Police filed charges against 48-year-old Clyde Loyal Gifford, Jr. for alleged statutory sodomy or attempted sodomy of a person less than 14 years of age.

Authorities say Gifford was a corrections officer who worked at an area correctional facility.

Gifford admitted to a sexual relationship with a juvenile who lived at a residence in Cameron where he stayed when he was working.

The preliminary hearing is on the docket for 1:30 p.m. Thursday.

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Brian Lock is the News Director for KMZU News. He is a resident of Carrollton and attended the University of Missouri - Columbia.