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O.C. man accused of molesting 4-year-old to be arraigned Friday

Photo: Gordon Ray Bodkin. Credit: Huntington Beach Police Department A Huntington Beach man is scheduled to be arraigned Friday on charges of molesting a 4-year-old relative while babysitting.

Gordon Ray Bodkin, 45, is charged with one felony count each of unlawful sexual intercourse with a child under 10, sexual penetration with a foreign object of a child under 10 and oral copulation of a child under 10, with sentencing enhancement allegations for substantial sexual conduct with a child. He has a prior strike conviction for residential burglary in 2009.

Bodkin faces a maximum sentence of 40 years to life in state prison if convicted, according to a release from the Orange County district attorney's office. He is being held in lieu of $1-million bail.

The arraignment is scheduled for 9 a.m. at the West Justice Center in Westminster.

Huntington Beach police arrested Bodkin on Aug. 15 after a resident called and reported seeing him walking with another adult inside an apartment complex.

According to police, Bodkin was babysitting Aug. 9 when one of the child's parents came home from work an hour early. Bodkin, who was wearing nothing but a T-shirt, grabbed his pants from the floor and fled the apartment, police said.

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Photo: Gordon Ray Bodkin. Credit: Huntington Beach Police Department

 
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