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Posted on: November 6, 2018

A 70-year-old Independence man charged in child-sex case

For Immediate Release

Nov. 6, 2018

A 70-year-old Independence man has been charged in a child sex case involving a 9-year-old victim, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Samuel Schuler, dob: 8/2/1948, faces two counts of Statutory Sodomy in the 1st Degree and Sexual Misconduct Involving a Child Under the age of 15.*

According to court records filed today, the victim's mother told Independence police that the defendant was watching the victim at his apartment. The victim told a forensic interviewer at the Child Protection Center that the defendant gave her drugs and a drink, took pictures of her naked, asked her to insert an instrument into his anus and exposed his penis to her. 

Prosecutors requested a bond of $150,000 cash. The case remains under investigation.

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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