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Men charged with child sex crimes

Men charged with child sex crimes

December 5th, 2018 in Local News

Ryan White

Two men charged with sex crimes against children last week are progressing through the court system.

Ryan White, 36, of Holts Summit, was charged Friday with: First-degree child molestation, second-degree child molestation with child less than 12 years of age, fourth-degree child molestation, second-degree statutory sodomy involving deviate sexual intercourse with a person less than 14 years of age, and four counts of enticement of a child.

White was arrested Dec. 1. by Callaway County Sheriff's Office deputies. He was put in the Callaway County Jail on a court-set bond of $100,000, but by Tuesday morning, had bonded out.

The charges are the result of an extensive criminal investigation conducted by the Callaway County Sheriff's Office, in conjunction with the State of Missouri Children's Division, at a Holts Summit area residence.

The probable cause statement issued by sheriff's deputy Ryan E. Stiffler said the incidents for which White was charged occured between April and mid November at two Holts Summit area addresses.

According to the statement, several juveniles reported incidents of being fondled. Two have been interviewed by investigators; three others were delayed by bad weather, and attempts to reschedule them have not been successful.

Christopher Feltner

Christopher Feltner

Second arrest

According to a Callaway County Sheriff's Office press release, another man, Christopher Gregory Feltner, 39, of Fulton, was charged Nov. 30 with the felony offense of statutory sodomy/victim under age 12. The probable cause statement signed by Lt. Curtis Hall states there was enough probable cause to believe the defendant committed the crime of second-degree child molestation on a child less than 12 years old.

Feltner was arrested Nov. 29 by investigators with the Callaway County Sheriff's Office, and he was placed in the county jail on a $250,000 court-set bond. He was still in jail as of Tuesday morning, according to jail officials.

His arrest was the result of a criminal investigation by the sheriff's office along with officials from the State of Missouri Children's residence.

According to the statement of probable cause, the incident Feltner was charged in occured Nov. 23 or 24 in a residence west of Fulton. The statement also said Feltner is a foster parent and that he also told Hall he had thoughts of sexual contact with a child.