Child Sex Crimes

Gallatin teenager charged with sex crimes against six-year-old girl

A Gallatin teen has been charged in Daviess County with the felonies of statutory sodomy or attempted sodomy, deviate sexual intercourse, with a person less than 12 years of age, and child molestation, second degree. Online court information shows 17-year-old Joshua Reuben Schmidt’s bond is $5,000 cash only with supervision by Supervision Services. He is […]

Child Sex Crimes

Unionville man charged with sodomy, deviate sexual intercourse with two children ages 7 and 8

A Unionville man has been charged in Putnam County with three felony counts of statutory sodomy or attempted sodomy—deviate sexual intercourse—person less than 12 years of age and four felony counts of child molestation—second degree—child less than 12 years of age. Ralph Saavedra’s bond was set at $50,000 cash only. A probable cause statement from […]

Sex Crime

Harrison County man arrested, bond revoked for failure to appear on child sex charges

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Hatfield man in Harrison County Monday on a capias warrant for failure to appear in court on several felony sex-related charges. Forty-one-year-old Michael John Welling has been charged with three counts of first-degree child molestation, first-degree statutory rape—sexual intercourse with a person less than 14 […]

Salvador Hernandez of Gallatin

Jury trial set for June 18th in Salvador Hernandez case

A jury trial has been scheduled in Division One of Daviess County Circuit Court for a Gallatin man facing felony charges of first-degree sodomy or attempted sodomy, second-degree kidnapping, third-degree assault, and first-degree rape or attempted rape. Online court information shows the jury trial for Salvador Hernandez is scheduled for June 18th through 21st. A […]

Court News

Gallatin man, accused of sexual crimes, appears in Daviess County Court

A Gallatin man charged with multiple felonies, including first degree sodomy or attempted sodomy, second degree kidnapping, third degree assault, and first degree rape or attempted rape, appeared for a preliminary hearing in the Associate Division of Daviess County Circuit Court today (Wednesday). Online court information indicates Salvador Hernandez’s two cases involving the felony charges […]

Salvador Hernandez of Gallatin

Salvador Hernandez of Gallatin facing additional charges of rape, attempted rape and prostitution

A Gallatin resident charged with the felonies of first-degree sodomy, second-degree kidnapping, and third-degree assault in Daviess County in October now faces additional charges. Online court information shows Salvador Hernandez has also been charged with felony first-degree rape or attempted rape as well as misdemeanor patronizing prostitution—18 years old and older and fourth-degree assault. Bond […]

Salvador Hernandez of Gallatin

Gallatin man charged with sodomy, kidnapping and assault

A Gallatin resident, 36-year-old Salvador Hernandez was charged Wednesday with three felony counts: sodomy in the first degree, kidnapping in the second degree, and assault in the third degree. Online information indicates bond was denied by the court. A probable cause statement obtained by the media accuses “Sal” Hernandez in having deviate sexual intercourse with […]

Child Molestation Arrest

Moberly teen arrested on child porn and child molestation charges

The Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control has announced the arrest of Joseph Allen Schmitt, age 19, of Moberly for promoting child pornography. Investigators executed a search warrant at Schmitt’s residence located in the 1300 block of Henry Street, in Moberly.  As a result of the search warrant, investigators located child […]