Black Calls School and Pretends to be 9-Year-Old’s Father in Order to Rape Her

Commercial Appeal
January 31, 2014

Tavius Wood
Tavius Wood was first reported to Police by the mother of the child last February. Since then, the mother has let the child around to his house, where he molested her.

At first, Tavius Woods called a 9-year-old girl’s school, pretending to be her father and asking if she’d been picked up yet, police said.

Soon afterward, police said, he tried to touch the girl, then tried to solicit sex acts from her.

Woods, 35, has been charged with attempted aggravated sexual battery and solicitation of a minor. He is being held on $30,000 bond.

According to police, this began last February, when the girl’s mother informed police about the school incident. In an interview, the girl then said that Woods tried to touch her while she was in his home, then tried to convince her to perform a sex act. According to an affidavit, Woods admitted to calling the school and pretending to be her father.