Sheriff’s Office Arrests Two People in Connection With child abuse investigation

On Nov. 18, 2019, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division served a search warrant on the 2300 block of Parkwood Boulevard in Humboldt Hill as a result of a child abuse investigation.

During the service of the warrant, deputies arrested 31-year-old Christopher Mark Best and 58-year-old Gaylia Jean Wilson.

Best was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of sodomy with a child, lewd or lascivious acts with a child, recurring sexual conduct and unlawful intercourse with a minor. His bail is set at $195,000.

Wilson was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of child endangerment. Her bail is set at $55,000.

Anyone with information for the Sheriff’s Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.

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