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Update On Lamar County Sexual Assault Investigation

Released by Lamar County Sheriffs Office’s Chief Deputy Tommy Moore

On Sunday, May 14, 2023, Lamar County Sheriff’s Office took a report regarding the Sexual Assault of a Child.

During the investigation, Detectives learned that communication began between the suspect and a child younger than seventeen through an online app.

On Tuesday, May 16, 2023, the office issued warrants for Online Solicitation of a Minor, Sexual Assault of a Child, and Delivery of Controlled Substance/Marijuana to a Minor for 34-year-old Stephen King of Paris.

Lamar County Sheriff’s Office Crimes Against Children Detectives contacted the Kansas Highway Patrol, and with their cooperation, they took King into custody in Lawrence, Kansas. King remains in Kansas awaiting extradition to Lamar County.

The Lamar County Sheriff’s Office would like to commend the Kansas Highway Patrol for their assistance and quick apprehension of this fugitive.

The investigation is ongoing.