Child Sex Crimes

Cameron man facing felony charges after alleged sex-related incidents with 11-year-old boy

A Cameron man faces multiple sex-related felony charges after alleged incidents involving an 11-year-old boy. Thirty-year-old Trevor Reed Ott has been charged with three counts of sexual misconduct involving a child under 15 as well as one count each of statutory sodomy or attempted sodomy involving deviate sexual intercourse with a person less than 12 […]

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Josh Hawley urges Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade in Mississippi abortion case

(Missouri Independent) – Missouri Republican Sen. Josh Hawley joined with two of his GOP colleagues on Monday to file an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court asking it to overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion. Hawley, a Yale Law School graduate, and former Missouri attorney general, has said before that he […]

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Sexual predator who absconded from Florida captured in Chillicothe

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Department reports that thanks to a citizen tip, a sex offender fugitive from Laredo was taken into custody on Sunday, July 4. Forty-four-year-old Dale Edward Green was seen in the Chillicothe Walmart. The Chillicothe Police Department its officers and a Livingston County deputy located Green. Chillicothe Police K-9 Enoch assisted in […]

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Grundy County Sheriff, U.S. Marshall looking for sexual predator who absconded from Florida

Grundy County Sheriff Rodney Herring is asking for the public’s help in providing any information regarding the whereabouts of a man described as a fugitive from Florida who reportedly was seen Thursday morning in Laredo. According to Grundy County authorities, Dale Edward Green is wanted in Florida for crimes of an original offense of sexual […]

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Audio: Federal court upholds temporary blocking of Missouri’s eight-week abortion ban

A federal appeals court has upheld today the temporary blocking of Missouri’s eight-week abortion ban.     The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis issued the ruling about the regulations passed by the Missouri Legislature in 2019 for abortions around eight weeks of pregnancy. Under House Bill 126, sponsored by O’Fallon Republican […]

Child Sex Crimes

Audio: 18-year-old Missouri boy heads to prison for 10 years for sex crimes involving an 11 year old girl.

A Missouri teenager has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after admitting to raping an 11-year-old girl who later gave birth to a baby as a result of the attack.     18-year-old Norvin L. Lopez-Cante, of St. Charles, pleaded guilty to statutory rape and incest in a plea deal with prosecutors.  Lopez-Cante was […]

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Princeton man charged with sex-related felonies bound over to Division One of court

A case was bound over to Division One of Mercer County Circuit Court this week for a Princeton man charged with sex-related felonies stemming from an alleged incident in early February. The Mercer County Circuit Clerk’s Office reports Brian Dean Preszler is scheduled for arraignment June 10th. Online court information shows he has been charged […]

Prison Sentence

Bethany man sentenced to prison on rape, sodomy and sexual misconduct involving a child

A rural Bethany resident, 35-year-old Joseph Borntreger has been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to multiple sex-related counts. Borntreger entered guilty pleas to four counts of statutory rape in the second degree; two counts of statutory sodomy; three counts of sexual misconduct involving a child under the age of 15; and one count of […]

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Princeton man on parole charged with sodomy, rape and incest

Authorities are reporting the arrest of a Princeton man in connection with an alleged felony in Mercer County on the first of February. Thirty-eight-year-old Brian Dean Preszler of Princeton has been charged with sodomy, 2nd-degree rape, and incest. Charges were filed in court Friday by Prosecutor Lauren Horsman. Arraignment and bond hearing is scheduled Tuesday in the […]

Child Sex Crimes

Yoder brothers sentenced to prison on sex-related charges in Daviess County

Two brothers were sentenced in Division One of Daviess County Circuit Court on Wednesday on sex-related felony charges. Online court information shows Enos Ray Yoder of Bloomfield, Iowa was sentenced to the Missouri Department of Corrections for seven years on incest, four years on sexual misconduct involving a child under 15—first offense, 12 years on […]

Child Sex Crimes

Brothers plead guilty to incest, sexual misconduct, child molestation and rape in Daviess County court

Two brothers entered guilty pleas in Division One of Daviess County Circuit Court on Wednesday on sex-related felony charges. Sentence assessment reports were ordered for Enos Ray Yoder of Bloomfield, Iowa and Alfred Yoder of Albia, Iowa, and their cases were continued January 8, 2020, for sentencing. Enos Yoder was charged with incest, sexual misconduct […]

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Audio: Lawsuit filed by two groups over Missouri’s abortion regulations

Two groups are suing Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft alleging that he robbed Missourians of a public vote about new abortion regulations. The American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri and the No Bans on Choice Committee say Ashcroft refused to issue the ballot language needed to start collecting signatures. Tony Rothert with the ACLU opposes […]

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Audio: Missouri ACLU says it will see Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft in court over abortion petition decision

The Missouri American Civil Liberties Union says it will see Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft in court. Ashcroft has denied two referendum petitions opposing new abortion regulations because he says the part of the bill has already become law – making the petitions unconstitutional.     As soon as the governor signed the bill, the […]

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Audio: Governor Parson says he will sign abortion bill, even though it does not include rape or incest exceptions

Governor Parson says he will sign a bill that would ban most abortions in Missouri, even though it does not include exceptions for rape or incest victims. Under the proposal, doctors would be outlawed from giving women abortions if the mothers are eight weeks into their pregnancy. At a press conference in his Capitol office, […]

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 […]

Court Gavel and Scales

Yoder brothers who face child sex charges waive preliminary hearing

Two brothers formerly of Hamilton voluntarily waived their right to a preliminary hearing in the Associate Division of Daviess County Circuit Court this week on multiple sex-related charges. Online information shows the court certified the cases of Enos Ray Yoder of Bloomfield, Iowa and Alfred Yoder of Albia, Iowa to Division One for arraignment March […]