Rape Aggression Defense

Livingston County Deputy certified as Rape Aggression Defense Training instructor

A Livingston County Deputy is now a Rape Aggression Defense Training Instructor. Deputy Jennifer Plummer is now certified to help women learn and put to use techniques if they find themselves in a situation where their physical safety is at risk.  Sheriff Steve Cox said Plummer attended RAD training in Grain Valley during August. Cox […]

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Audio: Lack of funding prevents Missouri from helping thousands of rape victims

In 2020, nearly 15,000-thousand victims asked a Missouri rape crisis center for help. During a statewide task force online listening session last week, members found out about 8,000 of those victims were turned away due to a lack of funding. Creve Coeur State Senator Jill Schupp, a member of the task force, says members want […]

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Jamesport man wanted by Daviess County Sheriff taken into custody on rape and assault charges

The Daviess County Sheriff’s Office reports a Jamesport resident wanted by the sheriff’s office has been taken into custody and is currently being held in the Greene County Jail in Springfield, Missouri. Thirty-three-year-old Matthew Eason has been charged with the felonies of first-degree domestic assault involving serious physical injury and first-degree rape or attempted rape. […]

Certain immunocompromised individuals can now receive third dose of COVID-19 vaccine in Missouri

Following recent announcements from the US Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, certain immunocompromised individuals can begin receiving third doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in Missouri.  A third dose of the PfizerNBioTech or Moderna vaccines may be administered to moderately to severely immunocompromised people due to a medical condition […]

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Jamesport man faces domestic assault and rape charges

A Jamesport man faces two felonies after an alleged assault on a domestic partner on August 17 that caused a woman to have a possible broken jaw. Thirty-three-year-old Matthew Allen Eason has been charged with first-degree domestic assault involving serious physical injury and first-degree rape or attempt. Bond has been denied. A probable cause statement […]

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Man charged with 118 felony counts of child sex crimes bound over to Division One of Linn County Circuit Court

A case has been bound over to Division One of Linn County Circuit Court for a Macon man charged with 118 felony counts. Online court information shows 54-year-old Kenneth Harper faces multiple counts of child molestation, statutory sodomy, and statutory rape. Harper waived a preliminary hearing on August 12, 2021. An arraignment is scheduled in […]

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Cameron man facing charges of rape and child molestation

A Cameron man faces two felony charges in Caldwell County after he allegedly raped a 16-year-old girl last week. Twenty-two-year-old Ja’Quawn Jones has been charged with first-degree rape or attempted rape and fourth-degree child molestation involving a child less than 17 years of age and an offender greater than four years older.  Bond is $500,000 […]

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Bethany man facing charges of rape and sodomy

A Bethany man faces sex-related charges stemming from an alleged incident in July 2021. Forty-seven-year-old Jeffrey Oneal has been charged with two felony counts of first-degree sodomy or attempted sodomy and one felony count of first-degree rape or attempted rape. Online court information shows bond is $100,000 cash only. A probable cause affidavit accuses Oneal […]

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Immigrant from Congo sought in connection with rape of 15-year-old girl in Daviess County

A Kirksville resident has been charged in Daviess County with felony first-degree rape or attempted rape after an alleged incident in October involving a girl who was 15 at the time. Online court information shows bond has been denied for 18-year-old Rabbi Kapeta. A probable cause statement from Daviess County Deputy Loreanna Parker says a […]

High Speed Pursuit

High-speed pursuit ends in Kearny with apprehension of one suspect; driver and passenger elude authorities

The Clinton County Sheriff’s Department has provided some details on a law enforcement pursuit in which one person was arrested, but the driver was able to elude authorities.  A deputy observed a vehicle speeding northbound on Interstate 35 at an alleged 102 miles an hour. He was able to get the driver of the car […]

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Pattonsburg man charged with second-degree rape after incident at Harrison County Lake

A Pattonsburg man has been charged with felony second-degree statutory rape after an alleged incident at the Harrison County Lake on June 27. Online court information shows 21-year-old Dalton Ray Hobson’s bond is $25,000 cash only. An initial arraignment is scheduled for July 30, and a bond appearance hearing is August 4. A probable cause […]

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Audio: Missouri’s Attorney General unhappy about couple charged with felony charges of abuse being put on house arrest

Missouri’s Attorney General has said in a court motion that it was “completely improper” for a judge to release from jail a southwest Missouri couple charged with abusing girls at a reform school.     Boyd and Stephanie Householder were placed on house arrest after a hastily called court hearing. They face multiple counts of […]

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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 […]


State task force invites Missourians to complete survey on rights of sexual assault victims and survivors

A new state task force is seeking comments and suggestions from the public on how to strengthen protections and services for Missouri sexual assault victims. Comments and suggestions are being gathered through an online survey at this link. The survey closes on September 30, 2021. The Missouri Rights of Victims of Sexual Assault Task Force […]

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Northern Missouri sex offender indicted for sending obscenity to minors

A Missouri, sex offender was indicted by a federal grand jury for transferring obscene material to minors after he was identified in two separate and unrelated FBI investigations in Chicago, Illinois, and St. Louis, Mo. Brent Deadmon, 44, of Raytown, was charged in a two-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Kansas City, […]

Prison Sentence

Man found guilty by Sullivan County jury given life in prison

A man found guilty by a Sullivan County jury in March on felonies of statutory rape, and patronizing prostitution was sentenced July 7. Rodger Gannan was sentenced in the Linn County case to life in prison plus five years, according to the Linn County Prosecuting Attorney, Shiante McMahon. The Brookfield Police Department investigated the case.

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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 […]