Missouri man pleads innocent to kidnapping, sexually abusing Stillwater girl

Friday, June 20th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Oklahoma City-AP) -- A Missouri man accused of kidnapping and sexually abusing an 11-year-old Stillwater girl pleaded innocent Thursday in federal court.

Presley Earl Hood faces a six-count indictment that alleges he kidnapped the girl, and took her from Oklahoma to Missouri to Texas, where he held her for sexual gratification.

The indictment also alleges he took the girl from Oklahoma to Branson, Missouri, five times in the months leading up to the kidnapping. It says he sexually abused her each time.

The FBI found Hood and the girl on May 15th in Pearland, Texas.