Prison Sentence

El Dorado Springs woman, New Jersey man sentenced to 18 years for producing child pornography

An El Dorado Springs, Missouri, woman and a North Plainfield, New Jersey, man were sentenced in federal court for producing child pornography. Amanda Errin Hunt, 41, and Daniel Thomas Baggott, 38, each were sentenced by U.S. District Judge Brian C. Wimes to 18 years and four months in federal prison without parole. The court also […]

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. […]

Sex Offender

Trenton Police Department reports 6 violations of Halloween restrictions by sex offenders

The Trenton Police Department reports it identified six violations on Thursday night in regards to Halloween restrictions for sexual offenders as outlined by city ordinance and state statute. Incident reports for the violations are to be prepared and forwarded to the prosecutor. The Trenton Police Department conducted random compliance checks at more than 20 residences […]

Sex Offender

Trenton Police Department to conduct checks on sex offenders to ensure compliance with Halloween restrictions

The Trenton Police Department will conduct random compliance checks for registered sexual offenders in regard to Halloween restrictions defined by city ordinance and state statute. The police department notes sexual offenders must follow restrictions on Halloween, including avoiding all Halloween-related contact with children. Remain inside their homes from 5 o’clock to 10:30 this evening, unless […]

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Dozens of Missouri legislative bills become law today

Historically, most of the bills passed during the Missouri Legislature’s regular session become law on August 28. Of the roughly 2,100 measures filed this year, 144 proposals made it across the finish line. Dozens of proposals become official today. Here is a snapshot of 10 key measures taking effect: Education funding In the fiscal year […]

Background Check

Change in Missouri law to require school district volunteers to undergo background checks

State Auditor Nicole Galloway praised a change to Missouri law that she said will help protect children at their schools. House Bill 604, now headed to the Governor’s desk, requires school districts to ensure that volunteers undergo criminal background checks before being left alone with children. Galloway urged legislators to add the requirement after her audit of […]

Audio: Missouri House Gives final approval to Hannegan Geriatric Inmate legislation

Inmates who are at least 65 years old and are serving life sentences with parole would receive a parole hearing AFTER serving 30 years in prison, under proposed Missouri legislation.     The Missouri House voted Thursday to give final approval to St. Charles GOP State Representative Tom Hannegan’s bill, which also ONLY applies to […]

Sex Offender

Audio: Missouri House Committee hears Bill involving daycare facilities and sex offenders

Legislation that would allow Missouri officials to reject a daycare facility’s license application if it’s too close to sex offenders has the backing of a Sedalia nursing home with 17 registered sex offenders. Four Seasons Living Center lobbyist Jack Dalton testifies a daycare facility wants to open right next to his facility.     The […]

Sex Offender

Audio: State audit shows law enforcement needs to step up efforts to capture 1,200 missing sex offenders

A new state audit has found that about 1,200 registered sex offenders are missing – with 800 of them considered to be the most dangerous of offenders. Boone County Sheriff’s Department Major Tom Reddin says adults and children must be cautious because the sex offender registry is one tool.     State Auditor Nicole Galloway […]