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Cottonwood man charged with sex crimes against child

Jacob Leonard Plapp

Jacob Leonard Plapp

An 18-year-old Cottonwood man has been jailed on suspicion of two counts of sexual molestation of a child and two counts of sexual conduct of a minor.

Jacob Leonard Plapp is accused of having a sexual relationship with a juvenile over the course of two days in July.

The girl is 12 years old, who he met "though various gatherings," according to Cottonwood police.

The sex acts reportedly occurred in the Verde Village area.

Plapp was arrested July 24.

He remains in the Yavapai County jail on a "no bond" status.

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