There's nothing funny about the horrific misdeeds committed by a local dude. But joking about the misfortune and future jail time for a creeper convicted of hurting youngsters might not be so much of a sin.
From the courthouse . . .
Jackson County jury convicts 51-year-old KC man of 13 sex counts involving childrenMay 2, 2021
A Jackson County jury on Friday convicted 51-year-old Jesus Torres, of Kansas City, on 13 counts of sex charges, including sodomy, involving children seven to 13 years old at the time, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
The jury, following trial, convicted Jesus Torres, dob: 11/14/1969, of three counts of Statutory Sodomy 1st Degree, five counts of Child Molestation, Attempted Statutory Sodomy 1st Degree, Sexual Misconduct Involving A Child, Furnishing Pornographic Material to a Minor and two counts of Possession of Child Pornography.*
Torres will be sentenced by a Jackson County judge at a future hearing. The defendant is being held on no-bond until his sentencing.
According to court records, the victims in this case first told police about being sexually assaulted in October 2016. Four children eventually disclosed being sexually assaulted by the defendant. The Child Protection Center conducted forensic interviews of the children, the youngest being seven and the oldest 13 at the time of their disclosures. Independence police detectives submitted the case to prosecutors in 2017.
Developing . . .