For Immediate Release
May 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.
Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys Alison Schenkelberg and Erin Hunt prosecuted the case on behalf of the state of Missouri.
For more information, contact:
Director of Communication
Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office
Jean Peters Baker, Prosecutor
Work : (816) 881-3812
Mobile: (816) 674-3954
*Charges are only accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until the defendant is either found guilty or has pleaded.