For Immediate Release
Aug. 5, 2019
An Independence man who told police he had been drinking heavily has been charged with entering a stranger's home and molesting two boys under the age of 10, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Treyvohn D. Covington, dob: 8/6/1993, faces two counts of 1st Degree Statutory Sodomy, Child Molestation 2nd Degree and Burglary 1st Degree.*
According to court records, the defendant entered a stranger's residence in an apartment building on E. 40th Street in Independence on the morning of Aug. 4, 2019, and molested two boys under the age of 10 who were asleep in the living room. One of the victims is autistic. The boy was so upset that he could not communicate with his grandmother about what had happened to him. The family called police and the defendant was taken into custody in the residence. The defendant told police he had been drinking and blacked out.
Prosecutors requested a $75,000 bond.
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.