Sex Offender

Audio: Some sex offenders could be banned from going near Missouri nature and education centers

State Representative Hannah Kelly of Mountain Grove wants to ban some registered sex offenders from going within 500 feet of any Missouri Conservation Department nature or education center. Under Kelly’s bill, violators could be charged with a felony.     The bill would apply to sex offenders who have committed certain sex crimes against children. […]

Sexual Misconduct

Audio: Iowa man arrested in Missouri on charges of sex crimes in Daviess County

An Iowa man wanted for child sex crimes in northwest Missouri has been arrested near Versailles in mid-Missouri. Reporter J.T. Gerlt says the suspect’s bond is set at $85,000.     21-year-old Enos Yoder of Bloomfield Iowa was arrested at a residential treatment facility east of Versailles. Enos Yoder and his brother, 18-year-old Alfred Yoder, […]

Sexual Misconduct

Amish brothers accused of sex crimes against minors in Daviess County

Two brothers formerly of Hamilton have been charged in Daviess County with multiple sex-related crimes. Enos Ray Yoder of Bloomfield, Iowa faces eight felonies: first-degree statutory rape—sexual intercourse with a person less than 14 years old, second-degree rape, first-degree child molestation, and second-degree sodomy as well as two counts each of incest and sexual misconduct […]

William Derek Williams

Former Cameron High School teacher charged with child sex crimes waves formal arraignment

A former Cameron High School teacher charged with felonies allegedly involving children waived formal arraignment in Division One of Clinton County Circuit Court Tuesday and pleaded not guilty. Online court information shows William Derek Williams’s case was continued to February 7th at 9 am for a plea/trial setting. Williams has been charged with three counts […]

Bishop W. Shawn McKnight of the Catholic Diocese

Audio: Jefferson City Catholic Diocese releases list of priests and others accused of child sex crimes

The Catholic Diocese of Jefferson City bishop has released a list of 33 priests and other clergy members credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors and/or removed from diocese’s ministry.  Pat Curtis with Missourinet files this report.     The list from the Catholic Diocese of Jefferson City shows 13 priests or members of the […]

William Derek Williams

Former Cameron teacher accused of sex crimes denied bond reduction

A man identified as a former teacher at Cameron High School charged with seven felonies allegedly involving children has been denied a motion for bond reduction in Clinton County Associate Circuit Court. Online court information shows 39-year-old William Derek Williams has been charged with three counts of possession of child pornography, three counts of sexual […]

Catholic Diocese

Audio: Three Missouri Catholic dioceses let attorney general investigate potential sex crimes

(Missourinet) – Three Missouri Catholic dioceses have offered to let the Missouri Attorney General’s office investigate whether their clergy members have committed sexual abuse. The ones in Jefferson City, St. Louis, and Kansas City-St. Joseph say Attorney General Josh Hawley’s office can view their files.     During a press call Thursday, Attorney General Josh […]