For Immediate Release
Aug. 2, 2023
A Jackson County judge today sentenced a Raytown man to 24 years in prison after he was convicted by a jury of sexual assaults involving a child, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Jeremy S. Callihan, dob: 10-3-1986, was sentenced to 20 years for a conviction of Statutory Sodomy in the 1st Degree and four years for a conviction of Sexual Misconduct with a Child under 15. The judge set those sentences to run consecutively for a total of 24 years.
A Jackson County jury convicted the defendant in March, following a trial. The jury recommended a sentence of 24 years.
According to court records, in October 2019 Raytown Police was alerted to allegations of the defendant having sexual contact with a child in a Raytown residence. Detectives investigated and observed a forensic interview of the victim at the Child Protection Center.
Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys Kelsey Blackwell and Devon Tarantino prosecuted the case on behalf of the state of Missouri.
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Michael Mansur, Director of Communication
Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office
Jean Peters Baker, Prosecutor
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