A 35-year-old man from Licking is charged with sexually abusing a girl, Texas County Sheriff Scott Lindsey said Thursday afternoon.
Ryan L. Blazier is charged with three counts of child molestation (a class A felony) and felony statutory sodomy. His bond is set at $1 million.
Lindsey said on Monday his department initiated an investigation based on information from the Children’s Division of the Missouri Department of Social Services. A county deputy and an Children’s Division investigator questioned the reported 11-year-old victim. The South Central Child Advocacy Center also assisted.
Blazer was arrested Wednesday and admitted to having sexual contact with the victim multiple times.