Man charged with sexually assaulting a minor; Alleged abuse occurred over a period of several years

Published 6:45 am Saturday, November 23, 2019

Travis James Pinkard-Naylor, 23, of Rose Creek was charged with three counts of felony first-degree criminal sexual conduct-penetration-victim under 16-significant relationship, three counts of felony second-degree criminal sexual conduct-victim under 16-significant relationship-force/coercion-and four counts of felony third-degree criminal sexual conduct- force/coercion-on Thursday in Mower County District Court.

According to the court complaint, a Mower County detective was notified on Oct. 15 that a 16-year-old girl disclosed that she had been sexually assaulted by Pinkard-Naylor on four occasions over a period of several years, with the most recent occurring over the summer of 2019.

The detective and a child protection worker interviewed the victim on Oct. 18. The victim disclosed that the first incident occurred when she was 12 or 13 years old, while other incidents occurred when she was 14 and 16-years-old.

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During some incidents, the victim stated that Pinkard-Naylor said she would get in trouble if she did not comply and that she would “be the one getting into trouble” if she told anyone.

The victim said she told him “no” and never consented. She also said she had not been sexually assaulted by any other person.

The detective and child protection worker interviewed a relative of the victim, who said the victim had recently disclosed the sexual assaults to her. She indicated that the victim did not give many details, but that it was not uncommon for Pinkard-Naylor to be around the victim.

The detective spoke with Pinkard-Naylor about the allegations. Pinkard-Naylor said “stuff” happened a long time ago and that he had gone through treatment. He admitted to having sex with the victim on two occasions (which allegedly occurred around 2017-18 and summer 2019), but denied a third occasion and said he did not think he had sex with the victim on a fourth occasion. He said the victim was 16-years-old on one occasion and that she did not tell him to “stop.” He indicated he told her not to tell anyone because he would get in trouble because she was younger than him.

Pinkard-Naylor then told the detective that he had not had sex with the victim “in almost two years,” then claimed the last time he had sex with the victim was when he was 16-years-old.

Pinkard-Naylor will appear in court again on Dec. 2.