Wakefield Man arrested following alleged Sexual Assault

WAKEFIELD – A Wakefield man was recently arrested by the Dixon County law enforcement officers after an investigation into an alleged sexual assault of a 12-year-old girl at Graves Park in Wakefield.

Sheriff Don Taylor said Jose Gallardo was arrested Nov. 30 and incarcerated at the Dixon County Jail. Bond has been set at $300,000 or 10 percent cash, Taylor said.

Taylor said Gallardo faces charges of kidnapping, false improvement, terrorist threats, sexual assault of a child and child abuse.

Taylor said his office received information about the alleged sexual assault on Nov. 24, which prompted the investigation and is still ongoing.