Child Sex Crimes

Former Missouri middle school teacher pleads guilty to enticing a minor for sex

A former Joplin, Missouri, middle school teacher has pleaded guilty in federal court to charges related to enticing one of her students to engage in illicit sex. Amanda Ruth Schweitzer, 41, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge David P. Rush on Tuesday, June 16, to enticing a minor for illegal sexual activity.  Schweitzer was a […]

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, […]

Sex Crime

Harrison County man arrested, bond revoked for failure to appear on child sex charges

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Hatfield man in Harrison County Monday on a capias warrant for failure to appear in court on several felony sex-related charges. Forty-one-year-old Michael John Welling has been charged with three counts of first-degree child molestation, first-degree statutory rape—sexual intercourse with a person less than 14 […]

Salvador Hernandez of Gallatin

Jury trial set for June 18th in Salvador Hernandez case

A jury trial has been scheduled in Division One of Daviess County Circuit Court for a Gallatin man facing felony charges of first-degree sodomy or attempted sodomy, second-degree kidnapping, third-degree assault, and first-degree rape or attempted rape. Online court information shows the jury trial for Salvador Hernandez is scheduled for June 18th through 21st. A […]

Court Gavel and Scales

Yoder brothers who face child sex charges waive preliminary hearing

Two brothers formerly of Hamilton voluntarily waived their right to a preliminary hearing in the Associate Division of Daviess County Circuit Court this week on multiple sex-related charges. Online information shows the court certified the cases of Enos Ray Yoder of Bloomfield, Iowa and Alfred Yoder of Albia, Iowa to Division One for arraignment March […]

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 […]

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Unionville teen accused of raping juvenile less than 14-years of age

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Unionville resident on a felony charge of first-degree statutory rape or attempted rape with a person less than 14-years of age. The Trenton Police Department arrested 18-year-old Hunter Clinkenbeard Wednesday. His bond is $150,000 cash only, and he is scheduled for the Associate Division of […]