On 06/12/2021 Officers with the Rich Hill Police Department were dispatched to the Rich Hill Memorial Library in reference to suspicious activity.
Upon arrival Officers were greeted by several subjects stating that a 61 year old Rich Hill man had come to the library to meet with a 13 y/o female that he was having an online sexual relationship with.
Officer’s were then provided with printed online conversations between both the suspect and the victim where explicit messages were exchanged and the plan to meet was arranged.
After speaking with the suspect who stated that he was there to meet with the juvenile and admitted to having the online text conversations he was placed under arrest and transported to the Bates County Jail on a 24 hr. investigative hold.
A Statement of Probable Cause was completed and filed with the Prosecutor Hugh Jenkins office. A reminder to be careful regarding your children’s online social medial presence. These individuals are out there and seek out our children