For Immediate Release
July 27, 2017
A 23-year-old Independence man faces felony molestation and sodomy charges involving two children, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Damon R. Atchley, dob: 10/14/1993, faces child molestation 1st Degree in one criminal case recently filed. In a second filed the same day, he faces child molestation 1st Degree and statutory sodomy 1st Degree.*
According to court records, the defendant told police he touched the genitals of the victims and put his fingers inside them. He stated he also had photos of juveniles on his phone.
Prosecutors requested a $75,000 cash bond.
For more information, contact:
Director of Communication
Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office
Jean Peters Baker, Prosecutor
Work : (816) 881-3812
Mobile: (816) 674-3954
*Charges are only accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until the defendant is either found guilty or has pleaded.