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Jasper, MO Man Charged With Child Molestation

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According to court documents, on April 24th, 2018, a Jasper Police Officer responded to a call at Jasper Schools (201 W. Mercer St) after a teacher was told about a student who was allegedly being sexually abused.

Authorities say the student was interviewed and claimed that, while her mom was out of town on the night of April 23rd, she woke up to the suspect, Jerred Taffner, in bed with her, pants off, and sexually assaulted her. She gave details of at least three other incidents that happened within that last year and said she believes the first incident was last spring.

Taffner, of Jasper, MO, is charged with first degree child molestation and first degree sodomy.

Probable Cause: (contains explicit content)

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