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Posted on: April 12, 2018

Independence school employee charged in sex case involving two students

For Immediate Release

April 12, 2018

An Independence school employee has been charged with two counts of sexual contact with a student, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Robert L. Bluett III, dob: 5/15/1995, faces two counts of Sexual Contant with a Student, a Class E felony punishable by up to four years in state prison.*

According to court records filed today, Children's Division contacted the Independence Police Department regarding a sex offense involving William Chrisman High School staff and a student. Police contacted the victim's mother, who advised police that the student told her of sexual conversations and exchanged photos. A second student told police that on March 23 she met the defendant in a closed bathroom at William Chrisman High School and she engaged in oral sex with the defendant.  

Prosecutors requested a bond of $75,000/ 10 percent.

For more information, contact:

Michael Mansur

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.

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