Update: According to court documents filed by Jasper County Prosecutors Office, Hendricks is charged w/ 3 counts statutory sodomy.
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(Press Release from the Jasper County Sheriff's Office)
Robert Lee Hendricks, 46, of Joplin, Mo., was arrested Saturday on charges of first degree statutory sodomy. An investigation revealed that Mr. Hendricks had sexual contact with a female child under the age of 14. The investigation is still ongoing with the possibility of more charges to follow.
Mr. Hendricks is currently being held at the Jasper County Detention Center on a $100,000.00 surety bond.
The charges for which Hendricks was arrested are mere accusations and are not evidence of guilt. Evidence in support of the charges must be presented before a court of competent jurisdiction whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.
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