Prison Sentence

Chariton County man sentenced to 72 years in prison for child molestation and sexual misconduct

A Chariton County man was sentenced to 72 years in prison for multiple counts of sodomy, child molestation, and sexual misconduct. This case was prosecuted by the Attorney General’s Office and the Chariton County Prosecuting Attorney. “This case is another great example of the important work that our Public Safety attorneys do on a daily […]

Sexual Assault

Bethany man charged with felony counts of statutory sodomy

A Bethany man has been charged in Harrison County with two felony counts of statutory sodomy, first degree, and two counts of statutory sodomy—second degree. Twenty-two-year-old Ethan Lamberson is scheduled for arraignment Friday, August 14th. Bond was initially set at $100,000 cash only. A probable cause affidavit alleges the dates of the incidents involving the […]

Sex Offender

Missouri sex offender sentenced to 33 years in prison after impregnating 14-year-old victim

 A prior sex offender in Carthage, Missouri, who impregnated a 14-year-old victim, was sentenced in federal court for the sexual exploitation of a child. Victor Alfonso Vasquez, 33, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to 33 years and nine months in federal prison without parole. On Dec. 16, 2019, Vasquez pleaded guilty […]

Brian Dean Preszler

Princeton man charged with sex-related felonies bound over to Division One of court

A case was bound over to Division One of Mercer County Circuit Court this week for a Princeton man charged with sex-related felonies stemming from an alleged incident in early February. The Mercer County Circuit Clerk’s Office reports Brian Dean Preszler is scheduled for arraignment June 10th. Online court information shows he has been charged […]

Prison Sentence

Bethany man sentenced to prison on rape, sodomy and sexual misconduct involving a child

A rural Bethany resident, 35-year-old Joseph Borntreger has been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to multiple sex-related counts. Borntreger entered guilty pleas to four counts of statutory rape in the second degree; two counts of statutory sodomy; three counts of sexual misconduct involving a child under the age of 15; and one count of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Brian Dean Preszler

Princeton man on parole charged with sodomy, rape and incest

Authorities are reporting the arrest of a Princeton man in connection with an alleged felony in Mercer County on the first of February. Thirty-eight-year-old Brian Dean Preszler of Princeton has been charged with sodomy, 2nd-degree rape, and incest. Charges were filed in court Friday by Prosecutor Lauren Horsman. Arraignment and bond hearing is scheduled Tuesday in the […]

Sexual Assault

Missouri State Highway Patrol seeking assistance from public in sexual assault investigation

Following the recent arrest of a Kansas couple, the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control is seeking further information for an ongoing sexual assault investigation in the Lake of the Ozarks area. In January, Carl Mort, 41, and Cassandra Wedeking, 39, of Overland Park, Kansas, were formally charged by the Morgan […]

Frederick Joseph Lutz arrest

Retired priest charged with sex-related crimes in southeast Missouri

A retired Roman Catholic priest from southern Missouri is now charged with four sex-related felonies in southeast Missouri’s Stoddard County, involving alleged sexual abuse of minors. Missourinet’s Cape Girardeau television partner KFVS reports 76-year-old Frederick Joseph Lutz was arrested Wednesday morning in Springfield, where he now lives. Stoddard County Prosecutor Russell Oliver has charged Lutz […]