For Immediate Release
Feb. 23, 2018
A Jackson County judge today sentenced a convicted child molester to three life sentences, plus 15 years, all of those prison terms to be served consecutively, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Jesus Garcia, dob: 6/30/1982, of Kansas City, Kan., was convicted by a Jackson County jury in December of statutory rape of a victim younger than 12, child molestation, attempted statutory rape and statutory sodomy of a victim younger than 14.
The jury had recommended Garcia serve three consecutive life sentences, plus 15 years, according to Jackson County prosecutors.
According to court documents, Garcia was accused of sexually assaulting three girls. The mother of two of the girls told a social worker at Children's Mercy Hospital that Garcia had been sexually abusing them over a period from 2014 to 2015. In forensic interviews, the victims detailed the abuse.
Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys Kristiane Bryant and Audrey McCormick prosecuted the case on behalf of the state of Missouri.
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.