News Flash

JCPAO Press Releases

Posted on: June 2, 2021

Former Northland high school coach pleads guilty to eight sex counts

For Immediate Release
June 2, 2021

A former Northland high school coach has pleaded guilty to eight felony counts for sex with a former high school student in Holden, MO, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Joshua D. Hood, dob: 1/11/1977, pleaded guilty to five counts of Statutory Sodomy 2nd Degree, two counts of Statutory Rape 2nd Degree and one count of Child Molestation 2nd Degree.

As part of a plea agreement, Hood was sentenced to five years Suspended Execution of Sentence Probation. Hood could serve four years in prison for violating probation. He also agreed to surrender his teaching certificate.

Hood was a high school coach in Holden, MO, in 2003-04, he allegedly had multiple sexual encounters with a high school student under the age of 17; as a result, today, multiple sex crimes were filed by the Jackson County Prosecutor's Office, Jackson County  Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. More recently, he has been a high school coach in the Park Hill School District.

According to court records filed today, in April 2020, the Missouri Highway Patrol opened an investigation into allegations from a victim that she had been the victim of sexual offenses at a variety of locations in Jackson County, MO, in 2003 and 2004. She identified the offender as Joshua D. Hood. The victim told Missouri Highway Patrol investigators that Hood had engaged in sexual intercourse and other sexual acts when she was less than 17 years old, in the fall of 2013 and the spring of 2004. The defendant was then a teacher and a coach at Holden High School and about 26 or 27 years old. 

Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Erin Hunt prosecuted the case on behalf of the state of Missouri.

For more information, contact:

Michael Mansur
Director of Communication
Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office
Jean Peters Baker, Prosecutor
Work : (816) 881-3812
Mobile : (816) 674-3954
www.jacksoncounyprosecutor.com
mmansur@jacksongov.org

*Charges are only accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until the defendant is either found guilty or has pleaded.

Charging Document(s)
Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in JCPAO Press Releases

Statement from family of Lisa Lopez-Galvan

Posted on: February 20, 2024

Press conference today at 2 p.m. in Jackson County Downtown Courthouse

Posted on: February 20, 2024 | Last Modified on: January 28, 2021

KC man charged in April 30 homicide in KC

Posted on: September 29, 2017

16-year-old KC teen charged in 2016 murder

Posted on: December 23, 2016

KC man charged in Midtown carjacking

Posted on: November 4, 2016

KC man charged in rape of 14-year-old girl

Posted on: September 15, 2016

Charges in Grandview robbery

Posted on: April 20, 2016

Guilty plea in child death case

Posted on: April 13, 2016

KC man charged in KC car chase

Posted on: April 8, 2016

Police officer’s conviction upheld

Posted on: April 5, 2016

Charges filed in fatal KC shooting

Posted on: April 1, 2016

Charges filed in Independence murder

Posted on: March 31, 2016

Independence eluding leads to charges

Posted on: March 11, 2016

Sexual assault of 15-year-old

Posted on: March 9, 2016

Charges in weekend chase, crash

Posted on: March 6, 2016

Sword-wielding man leads police on chase

Posted on: February 25, 2016

Charges in Monday shooting

Posted on: February 24, 2016

Charges in Jan. 9 gun slaying

Posted on: January 15, 2016

Charges in Grandview hit-and-run

Posted on: December 30, 2015

Solar energy theft involved area churches

Posted on: December 16, 2015