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Posted on: August 28, 2023

KC security guard faces new charges in connection with sexual assaults

For Immediate Release
Aug. 28, 2023

New charges have been filed against a Kansas City security guard who sexually assaulted women this summer in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Brandon Wells faces the unclassified felonies of Rape or Attempted Rape 1st Degree and Sodomy or Attempted Sodomy 1st Degree, which are unclassified felonies that carry a prison term of up to life in prison. He also faces two counts of the Class B Felony of Kidnapping and a  misdemeanor count of Assault 4th Degree.*

According to court records, on August 1, 2023, Kansas City police were dispatched on a reported sex offense. A victim told police that she walked past a vacant apartment building in the 900 block of Benton Boulevard, when she grabbed a recycling bin. She used it to carry her belongings. A security guard, later identified as the defendant, pulled his vehicle toward her. He had blond-tipped twists in his hair. He told her to put the bin back. She complied, and he soon placed her in handcuffs and lifted her shirt to see her breasts, then pulled at her pants. He forced her to perform oral sex on him and told her told her not to tell on him. The victim later identified the defendant as her attacker. 

On Aug. 10, 2023, Kansas City police, according to court records, found calls for service that led them to a second victim. The calls had been logged from the defendant's phone. Body camera footage from KCPD officers who initially responded to the scene showed defendant had detained the second victim for trespassing near 10th Street and Benton Blvd. The second victim told police that after the KCPD officers were called off to another scene, the defendant drove her to the Waffle House on Front Street and raped her by the dumpster in the parking lot. Surveillance video from the Waffle House showed the defendant's vehicle arriving with a detained woman shortly after the KCPD officers left the initial scene. Surveillance video showed the defendant talk to the woman in the back seat, drive her around back to the dumpster, and remove her from the back seat shortly before arguing and screaming is heard.

On August 16, 2023, the defendant was taken into custody in Florida. He is awaiting extradition from Florida, and remains in custody on a $500,000 cash bond.

Anyone who may be a victim or has additional information should contact the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS or 816-474-8477.    

For more information, contact

Michael Mansur 

Director of Communication 

Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office 

Jean Peters Baker, Prosecutor 

(816) 881-3812 

(816) 674-3954 

*Charges are only accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until the defendant is either found guilty or pleads guilty.

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