Child Porn

Transgender Missouri man sentenced to 20 years in prison for possessing child pornography

A Kansas City, Missouri, resident was sentenced in federal court for possessing child pornography. Raul E. Villalva, also known as Isabelle Villalva, a biological male who identifies as a female (transgender woman), 26, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough to 20 years in federal prison without parole. The court also sentenced Villalva […]

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Columbia man bound to Division One of Putnam County court over shooting of man in Unionville

A case was bound over to Division One of Putnam County Circuit Court this week for a Columbia man accused of shooting and seriously injuring a man in Unionville in December. The Putnam County Circuit Clerk’s Office reports 23 year old John Daniel Crawford Murry is next scheduled for court July 22nd. Online court information […]

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Winston teen accused of assaulting family charged in Daviess County

A Winston teen accused of assaulting his brothers Sunday has been arrested and charged in Daviess County. Online court information shows 18 year old Cyrus Wildman faces charges of felony third degree domestic assault and misdemeanor fourth degree domestic assault—first or second offense. Bond was denied. A probable cause statement says Loreanna Parker with the […]

Sexual Assault

Missouri man charged with producing child pornography, sexually abusing three teens

 A Springfield, Missouri, man has been charged in federal court with sexually assaulting three teenagers and recording the abuse on his cell phone. William Shane Berg, 47, was charged in a criminal complaint filed in the U.S. District Court in Springfield on Wednesday, May 6, with one count of producing child pornography. According to an […]

Child Sex Crimes

Missouri trucker pleads guilty to transporting minors for sex

A Republic, Missouri, truck driver pleaded guilty in federal court to transporting two Missouri teenagers across state lines and sexually assaulting them. Cleveland Lee Crumsey, 37, pleaded guilty before U.S. Chief Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to one count of transporting a minor across state lines to engage in criminal sexual activity. By pleading guilty, […]

Audio: Former prison guard at the Chillicothe women’s prison accused of sexual assault for the 5th time

A former prison guard at the Chillicothe women’s prison has been accused once again of sexual assault. The accused worked as a guard between 2008 to 2018, at the 1,600 person facility and is accused for the fifth time of assaulting an inmate, according to Kansas City station KCTV. The Department of Corrections has not […]

Gavel and Law book

Woman involved in shooting in Unionville granted change of venue to Harrison County

A motion was granted for change of venue in Division One of Circuit Court this week for a Columbia woman taken into custody after an investigation of a shooting in Unionville in December. The Putnam County Circuit Clerk’s Office reports the venue for 22-year-old Victoria Hope Larsen was changed from Putnam County to Harrison County. […]

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Woman accused of shooting incident in Unionville waives preliminary hearing

A Columbia woman taken into custody following an investigation of a shooting in Unionville in December waived a preliminary hearing in the Associate Division of Putnam County Circuit Court. The court accepted 22-year-old Victoria Hope Larsen’s waiver, and the case was bound over to appear in Division One on February 19, 2020. She and co-defendant […]

Guilty Plea

Man who spent 38 years in prison for murder pleads guilty to drug trafficking while on parole

 An Olathe, Kansas, man who was on parole after spending 38 years in prison for murdering two people in a bar robbery, one of whom was an off-duty police officer, pleaded guilty to drug trafficking in federal court. Robert Lucious Toney, 67, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Willie J. Epps, Jr. to one count […]

Lawsuit

Lawsuit filed in connection with incident at Chillicothe Correctional Center

Another lawsuit has been filed against a former employee of a company contracted for services at the Chillicothe Correctional Center who previously pleaded guilty to felony sexual conduct with a prisoner. The Kansas City Star reports the lawsuit alleges that John Thomas Dunn sexually assaulted 49-year-old Teresa Ketner after she sought counseling at the correctional […]

Sexual Assault

Chillicothe Township official accused of assaulting employee charged with sodomy

A Chillicothe Township official accused of assaulting a private employee has been charged with second-degree sodomy. An appearance bond for James Edward Gates was posted Thursday, and arraignment is scheduled in the Associate Division of Livingston County Circuit Court on November 8, 2019, at 9 am. Bond was originally set at $100,000 cash only, with […]