For Immediate Release
July 26, 2018
An Independence man has been charged in connection with a reported sexual assault of a 1-year-old girl, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Sean Fye, dob: 7/17/1997, faces Sodomy in the 1st Degree.*
According to court records filed today, staff at Children's Mercy Hospital reported Tuesday that a 1-year-old child had tears in her vagina. A witness told Independence Police Department detectives that the child's mother had noticed bleeding from the child's vaginal area. She called for medial help. At the hospital, the mother's boyfriend stated that while changing the victim's diaper he may have caused the injury. The defendant told detectives he inserted his fingers out of curiosity and had a semi erection.
Prosecutors requested a bond of $100,000 cash only.
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.