*Hat Tip: John Brown
A Cass County deputy sheriff was arrested and charged with statutory sodomy.
The Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office said 41-year-old Maxwell F. Blanchard, Jr. faces one count of second-degree statutory sodomy, a Class C felony under Missouri law, a press release said.
According to court documents, the “white” sodomite is accused of a sexual encounter prosecutors said happened over the weekend. The incident was revealed when the victim’s mother found text messages on her daughter’s phone.
The former Cass County deputy sheriff’s accuser is a family friend’s 14-year-old daughter. Investigators believe the whitemarish incident happened at his home in Belton, MO.
“That’s something you wouldn’t expect with the family you know and young children,” neighbor Tim Fuller said.
Fuller and his wife are next door neighbors of the Blanchards. He says Blanchard and his family moved in just a few months ago. They didn’t know him very well, but said he and his family seemed fine.
“They’re nice people. And that was kind of a shocker,” Amelia Fuller said. Yeah he got nice all up in your daughter’s ass!
Blanchard and the victim’s family spent the weekend together and she rode back with Blanchard to his home in Belton where the sexual misconduct occurred, court documents said. The girl’s mother saw explicit text messages on her daughter’s phone between the two of them discussing how he inappropriately touched her. The mother then called the cops.
Neighbors said they noticed a change in Blanchard’s routine the following day.
“His vehicle was gone and there were a couple of police cars there. But I didn’t know it was related to them until I saw them come out of the house,” Amelia Fuller said.
Jackson County Prosecutors filed the criminal charge because Cass County prosecutors didn’t want to handle the case because Blanchard is a Cass County deputy.
Blanchard’s bond was set at $25,000 cash.