Retired police officer accused in child sexual assault federally indicted Wednesday

Retired police officer accused in child sexual assault federally indicted Wednesday
Beloit Police Department
Larry Woods

The retired Beloit police officer accused of repeatedly sexually assaulting a teenage girl has been federally indicted.

Larry Woods is facing federal charges, including two counts of transporting a minor across state lines with the intent that the minor engage in sexual activity, according to a news release from the Department of Justice.

Officials with the DOJ said the indictment alleges that he transported a minor from Wisconsin to Illinois on May 4 and 10.

According to a criminal complaint Woods sexually assaulted the girl for seven months. The girl’s mother found inappropriate videos of the girl and Woods on a cellphone.

The girl told police that Woods had sexual contact with her more than 100 times either in his SUV or in various hotel rooms in Beloit and Rockford, Illinois. Woods had his initial appearance at the U.S. District Court in Madison Wednesday. His trial has been scheduled for Feb. 4, 2019.

If convicted, Woods faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years up to the maximum sentence of life in prison.