Man accused of child sexual assault held on $50,000 bail

GREEN BAY, Wis. - UPDATE: 37-year-old Derek Gates has not been formally charged, and the sexual assault is still under investigation.

The Green Bay Police Department says the child was brought into the emergency room just after 3:00 PM Friday afternoon.

Emergency room doctors called police because they believed the child was a victim of sexual assault.

During Gates' court appearance today, the judge read the details of the initial investigation.

The mother of the 11-month-old girl told police that she was in a hotel room with her daughter and the suspect.

She put her daughter down to sleep, and Gates allegedly said he got up to feed the baby a bottle.

However, the mother discovered her daughter had a bloody diaper the next morning, and doctors found vaginal lacerations that would likely come from a sexual assault.

Gates is the boyfriend of the mother and not the child's biological father.

He has been ordered not to have any contact with the mother or her children.

Police also discovered marijuana in the hotel room where Gates was staying with his girlfriend and her baby.

He is held on $50,000 cash bond.

Gates next court appearance is August 8, 2017.

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37-year-old Derek Daniel Gates, an Arkansas man who was arrested Friday for allegedly sexually assaulting an 11-month-old girl, is expected in Brown County Circuit Court today.

Stay with Local 5 for continued updates.

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Green Bay (WFRV) A 37-year-old Arkansas man is in custody after allegedly sexually assaulting an 11-month-old girl.

The Green Bay Police Department says the child was brought into the emergency room just after 3:00 o'clock Friday afternoon.

Emergency room doctor's called police because they believed the child was a victim of sexual assault.

Lt. Jason Allen says all three are from Arkansas.

The mother's boyfriend was arrested, he is not the child's father.

Police say the boyfriend was in Green Bay working as a painter and the three had been staying at a local hotel for a short time.

Police say the child is in the custody of Brown County Protective services pending the outcome of investigation.

Police are asking the district attorney's office to charge the man with first-degree sexual assault of a child and possession of THC.

The man is expected in court in court on Monday.


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