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Bethany man charged with kidnapping, assault and abuse of a child

A Bethany man has been charged in Harrison County with three felonies after an alleged incident on Monday, March 23, 2020. Thirty-nine-year- old Jeremiah Searles has been charged with first-degree kidnapping, facilitating a felony, inflicting injury, terrorizing, first-degree domestic assault, and abuse or neglect of a child—no sexual contact. Arraignment was held on Tuesday, and […]

Charles Spencer Henson

Livingston County authorities arrest child sex offender who failed to register change of address in Chillicothe

An investigation by the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office of a possible registration violation on a child sex offender has resulted in the arrest of a man on alleged felony violation for failing to register as a sex offender. Sheriff Steve Cox reports 30-year-old Charles Spencer Henson was also arrested on two outstanding Trenton municipal arrest […]

Child Porn

Patrol arrests Missouri man for promoting child pornography

The Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control have announced the arrest of David K. Winton, 57, of Jasper, Missouri, for promoting child pornography. The arrest was the result of an investigation conducted by members of the Division of Drug and Crime Control’s Digital Forensics Investigative Unit. The Patrol was assisted by […]

Sex Offender

Trenton man extradited from Kansas to face charges in Grundy County

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the extradition of a Trenton resident charged with felony failure to register as a sex offender. Fifty-eight-year-old James Leon Baker was arrested in Douglas County, Kansas March 4th, with a waiver was signed March 12th. Baker was extradited to Grundy County on Tuesday with bond established at $5,000 cash […]

Child Sex Crimes

Missouri trucker pleads guilty to transporting minors for sex

A Republic, Missouri, truck driver pleaded guilty in federal court to transporting two Missouri teenagers across state lines and sexually assaulting them. Cleveland Lee Crumsey, 37, pleaded guilty before U.S. Chief Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to one count of transporting a minor across state lines to engage in criminal sexual activity. By pleading guilty, […]

Frederick Joseph Lutz arrest

Grand jury in Missouri indicts former priest on sodomy charges

A retired Roman Catholic priest from southern Missouri has now been indicted by a grand jury in southeast Missouri’s Stoddard County, for alleged sexual abuse of minors. The grand jury has indicted 76-year-old Frederick Joseph Lutz on two counts of forcible sodomy and two counts of deviate sexual assault. This is a superseding indictment, which […]

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Missouri could criminalize sex changes and related treatments for those under 18

The Missouri Legislature is being asked to ban doctors and their workers from assisting with or doing sex changes to those under 18. Representative Adam Schnelting is proposing to charge them with a felony and yank their professional licenses for providing gender reassignments, hormonal therapy, and puberty blockers, which are different from surgically changing genitalia. […]

Sex Offender

Sex offender in Missouri sentenced to prison for failing to register

A Springfield, Missouri, man who has been charged separately in state court with multiple crimes against children was sentenced in federal court for failing to register as a sex offender during the time he allegedly committed those state crimes. Frank Patrick Lambert, 61, was sentenced by U.S. Chief District Judge Beth Phillips to three years […]

Chiefs Tea

Annual “Chief’s Tea” to promote awareness of domestic violence to be held in April

The Green Hills Women’s Shelter will hold its Annual Chief’s Tea next month to promote awareness of domestic and sexual violence in the area. Spokesperson Laurie Stevenson says someone who came to the shelter for help escaping an abusive relationship will speak at the luncheon. There will also be a silent auction. A Green Hills […]

Child Exploitation

Alabama man sentenced in Missouri to 10 years for child exploitation

A Madison, Alabama, man was sentenced in federal court for enticing a 16-year-old Kansas City, Missouri, victim into engaging in illegal sexual activity. James Reece Vance, 46, was sentenced by U.S. Chief District Judge Beth Phillips to 10 years in federal prison without parole. The court also sentenced Vance to 15 years of supervised release […]