Gaston County police arrested a 56-year-old man for sexually assaulting a baby and assaulting several women at a party.
By H. Nelson Goodson
April 30, 2014
Gastonia, North Carolina – On Sunday, Gaston County police took Michael McCord Crowder, 56, of Gastonia into custody after allegedly assaulting a 30-year-old woman and second woman, including sexual assault of a 9-month-old baby. The 30-year-old woman told police that Crowder had to much to drink and had attempted to pull her pants down multiple times at a birthday party. She told him to quit, but he finally managed to pulled her pants down in front of those attending the party.
She then noticed Crowder fondle a 9-year-baby that another woman was holding during a card game and saw him insert his hand inside the diaper to touch the child’s private parts. That’s when the 30-year-old woman got up and began to beat on Crowder face.
The woman admitted to police that she gave Crowder several black eyes for inappropriately touching the child, according to the police report.
Crowder is been held on a $1M bond and is charged with first-degree sexual assault and battery.
Michael McCord Crowder