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Posted on: November 15, 2019

Jury convicts Independence man in multiple child-sex offenses with 13-year-old girl

For Immediate Release

Nov. 15, 2019

A Jackson County jury late Thursday found James P. Dodd Jr., guilty of multiple child-sex felonies in connection with 2009 and 2010 crimes investigated by Kansas City police regarding two children, one as young as 7, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

The jury convicted Dodd, dob: 12/28/1982, of two counts of Child Molestation 1st Degree, Attempted Statutory Sodomy 1st Degree Victim Under 12. Statutory Sodomy 1st Degree Victim Under 12, two counts of Statutory Sodomy 2nd Degree and Statutory Rape 2nd Degree.*

The jury made sentencing recommendations. If followed, sentences could stretch up to 88 years in prison. Sentencing will be set at a future hearing by a Jackson County judge.

Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys Audrey McCormick and Jennifer Tatum prosecuted the case on behalf of the state of Missouri.

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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