Prison Sentence

Former Missouri middle school teacher sentenced to 20 years in prison for illicit sex with her student

A former Missouri, middle school teacher was sentenced in federal court for charges related to enticing one of her students to engage in illicit sex. Amanda Ruth Schweitzer, 42, of Joplin, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark to 20 years in federal prison without parole. The court also sentenced Schweitzer to 15 years of […]

Marceline man facing four sex-related felony charges involving girl younger than 14

A Marceline man faces four sex-related felony charges after four alleged separate incidents in May and June 2018 involving a girl younger than 14 years of age. Forty-three-year-old James Thurston has been charged with three counts of first-degree sexual abuse and one count of statutory sodomy or attempted statutory sodomy involving deviate sexual intercourse. In […]

Prison Sentence

Missouri trucker sentenced to 25 years in prison without parole, for transporting minors across state lines and sexually assaulting them

A Missouri, truck driver was sentenced in federal court for transporting two Missouri teenagers across state lines and sexually assaulting them. Cleveland Lee Crumsey, 38, of Republic Missouri, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark to 25 years in federal prison without parole. The court also sentenced Crumsey to spend the rest of his […]

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Former Trenton police officer receives probation on statutory rape charge after judge suspends prison sentence

A Trenton man was placed on probation after receiving a prison sentence when he pleaded guilty to a charge of second-degree statutory rape of a girl that authorities said was 15 years old at the time of the offense last year. Michael Wilson, who was 25 years old at the time of his arrest in […]

Child Molestation

Unionville man facing multiple charges after admitting to having sex with girl less than 15-years-old

A Unionville resident faces five felonies after he allegedly had sexual intercourse with a juvenile who was less than 15 years old. Twenty-year-old Jack Isaac Daniel Rogers has been charged with two counts of first-degree endangering the welfare of a child involving physical injury and sexual conduct, two counts of fourth-degree child molestation, and one […]

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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 […]

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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Woman alleges in lawsuit that former Harrison County sheriff stole drugs, sexually assaulted plaintiff

The Associated Press reports a woman has alleged in a civil rights lawsuit that former Harrison County Sheriff Joshua Eckerson gave her drugs and sexually assaulted her. Eckerson killed himself last year after a special prosecutor charged him with misdemeanor counts of misuse of official information by a public servant, trespassing, and domestic assault. The […]

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Gallatin man charged with three counts of rape after having sex multiple times with 15 year old girl over 3-year period

A Gallatin man has been charged with three felony counts of second-degree statutory rape after he allegedly had sexual intercourse with a 15-year-old girl several times. Bond has been denied for 25-year-old Michael Starr. A probable cause statement from Sergeant Jared Hogan with the Daviess County Sheriff’s Office accuses Starr of having sexual intercourse with […]

Child Sex Crimes

Former Tina-Avalon teacher charged with sodomy and rape of a student

A former Tina-Avalon physical education teacher has been charged in Carroll County after an alleged sexual assault in late March or early April 2020 involving a student. Twenty-four-year-old Preston McMullen faces felony charges of first-degree sodomy or attempted sodomy, second-degree statutory rape, and sexual contact with a student. His bond is $250,000 cash or licensed […]

Child Sex Crimes

Chillicothe man charged with sodomy and deviate sexual intercourse against 9-year-old girl; Chillicothe woman charged with child neglect

Two Chillicothe residents face multiple charges following a well-being check in February on a female juvenile who law enforcement reports sent text messages to her grandmother that she did not feel safe. Thirty-eight-year-old Eric Wayne Suddith has been charged with the felonies of sodomy or first degree attempted sodomy and enticement or attempted enticement of […]

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Owners of Christian reform school in Missouri charged with more than 100 counts of abusing girls

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced in a press conference that his office has filed a total of 102 criminal charges against Boyd and Stephanie Householder, who were the owners and operators of the now-defunct Circle of Hope Girls Ranch and Boarding School. Boyd and Stephanie Householder have been arrested and are in custody.   […]

Child Sex Crimes

Bucklin man charged with sex crimes against 13-year-old girl

A Bucklin man has been charged with two counts of felony statutory sodomy or attempted statutory sodomy, deviate sexual intercourse, with a person less than 14 years of age. Twenty-five-year-old Jaren Tyler Hooten was charged following an investigation by the Linn County Sheriff’s Office and a forensic interview at the North Central Children’s Advocacy Center. […]

Crime and Courts

Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court news for Tuesday, December 22, 2020

A former Trenton police officer will continue to be held in jail without bond on felony charges of statutory rape in the second degree. 25-year-old Michael Wilson appeared Tuesday in the Associate Division of the Grundy County Circuit Court. Wilson told the court he has retained his own attorney for the case. A public defender, […]

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Humphreys man charged with two felony counts of child molestation

A Humphreys man arrested by the Highway Patrol Tuesday afternoon, December 8th in Sullivan County has been charged with two felony counts of child molestation in the first degree. Forty-eight-year-old Joseph Hemenway’s bond is $50,000 cash only. A probable cause statement from Sullivan County Sheriff Roger Smiley says a 19-year-old girl reported she had been […]

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Trenton police officer charged with statutory rape to be held without bond

A felony charge of second-degree statutory rape has been filed in Grundy County against a Trenton Police officer. Online court information shows 25-year-old Michael Wilson is to be held without bond after being arrested by the Missouri State Highway Patrol. A probable cause statement from Adam McAtee of the Patrol accuses Wilson of engaging in […]

Child Sex Crimes

Unionville man charged with three counts of sodomy against children bound over to Division One of Putnam County court

A preliminary hearing was held on Monday for a Unionville man, Ralph Saavedra, who faces three felony counts of statutory sodomy or attempt involving alleged deviate sexual intercourse. He also faces four felony counts of child molestation in the second degree. A probable cause statement from Unionville’s Police Chief says the two victims are girls […]

Rape

Bond Denied: Gallatin man charged with felony rape and misdemeanor kidnapping

A Gallatin man has been charged in Daviess County with felony rape, second degree, and misdemeanor kidnapping, third degree. Bond was denied for 40-year-old Randy Rhoades, and an arraignment is scheduled for December 1st. A probable cause statement accuses Rhoades of having sexual intercourse with a woman, knowing she did not want to. Rhoades was […]

Child Sex Crimes

Gallatin teenager charged with sex crimes against six-year-old girl

A Gallatin teen has been charged in Daviess County with the felonies of statutory sodomy or attempted sodomy, deviate sexual intercourse, with a person less than 12 years of age, and child molestation, second degree. Online court information shows 17-year-old Joshua Reuben Schmidt’s bond is $5,000 cash only with supervision by Supervision Services. He is […]