For Immediate Release
Jan. 11, 2023
A Kansas City man, 31, has been charged in a sexual assault in the victim's residence in Grandview on Monday afternoon, Jan. 9, 2023, Jackson County Proseuctor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Deonte' T. Watson, 4/7/1991, faces charges of Rape or Attempted Rape 1st Degree and Sodomy or Attempted Sodomy 1st Degree.*
According to court records, the victim was in a Grandview residence on Monday afternoon when the defendant sexually assaulted the victim. The victim and defendant had known each other for years and he was at that residence to pick up some equipment that the victim had borrowed from him. The defendant told the victim he had been planning the assault for months. A surveillance video showed the defendant leaving the area of the residence just before police were dispatched on a reported rape.
Prosecutors reqeuested a $75,000 cash bond.
Disclaimer Statement in cases of Sexual Assault to Reflect a Victim-Centered Approach: To protect the identity of the victim, we redact pronouns, age, home address, occupation and relationship to the defendant, or other identifying information that does not override a legitimate public interest. We request that only necessary information be provided to the public in a way that does not identify or further harm the victim. In rare cases, we will redact the name of the defendant in our public release- to protect the identity of the victim. Additional details are available upon request.
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 guilty.