A Cabool man is held on $750,000 bond and faces a pair of felony charges after being accused of having sexual relations with a young girl.
Brandon Hess, 27, of 705 Oak Ave. in Cabool, is charged with first-degree child molestation (a class A felony) and first-degree sodomy or attempted sodomy – victim less than 12 years old – after an incident that reportedly took place in his home on Nov. 3.
According to a probable cause statement submitted to the county prosecutor by a Cabool Police Department officer, two officers and a woman from the Division of Family Services responded at about 7:30 p.m. regarding a report of sexual abuse at Hess’ home. Upon arrival, the trio made contact with a woman there who confirmed that Hess had had sexual relations with the girl.
After further investigation and questioning, Hess was arrested and taken to jail.