A Brownsville man is accused of sexually abusing a 12-year-old girl in Benton County earlier this year, according to Circuit Court records.

Prosecutors filed charges Tuesday against Calvin Ray Mott, the records show. The 36-year-old faces two counts of first-degree sexual abuse, a Measure 11 crime carrying a minimum penalty of six years in prison upon conviction.

Corvallis police arrested Mott on Monday and took him to the Benton County Jail. 

According to the charging document, Mott subjected the alleged victim, a person under the age of 14, to sexual contact on July 31.

Mott appeared in court Tuesday via video conference from the jail. His attorney, Brett Jaspers, entered not guilty pleas to both charges on his client’s behalf. Judge Locke Williams imposed a $200,000 bond.

The alleged victim’s mother addressed the judge during Mott’s arraignment. She said her daughter was 12 years old at the time of the abuse.

“I believe he is a threat to other young girls,” the woman told the judge.

Williams set Mott’s case for a status check hearing on Oct. 19. 

Lillian Schrock covers public safety for the Gazette-Times. She may be reached at 541-758-9548 or lillian.schrock@lee.net. Follow her on Twitter at @LillieSchrock. 

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