Thursday, January 23, 2014

Man Charged for Sexually Abusing Woman With Down Syndrome

from KOLR 10 News:
DADE COUNTY, Mo. – An Everton man is in jail after he sexually abused a 23-year-old woman with Down syndrome, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

According to a probable cause statement from the Dade County Circuit Court, James W. Morgan, 60, of Everton, was arrested on Jan. 17 and charged with first-degree sexual abuse.

On Jan. 17, the victim was being treated at a local hospital when authorities were alerted to the incident.

According to the statement, Morgan was found naked with the victim, who was also naked and attempting to hide under a bathrobe.

During a post-Miranda interview, Morgan admitted to engaging in sexual acts with the victim on two occasions, according tot the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Morgan is in the Dade County Jail under a $100,000 bond. A pre-trial conference is scheduled for Feb. 11, 2014 at 10 a.m.

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