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Steedman man arrested for Child Molestation (victim under 12 years old)

Date:  August 9, 2017

Arrested person information: 

Arthur A. Franklin, 70, of Steedman

Reporting officer:  Lt. Curtis Hall


On August 9, 2017, the Callaway County Prosecuting Attorney charged Arthur Franklin, 70, of Steedman, MO one count of (Felony) Child Molestation 2nd – Child less than 12 years old.  The charges are the result of an investigation conducted by the Callaway County Sheriff’s Office, initiated on March 26, 2017, involving a child under the age of 12.

On August 9, 2017, Callaway County deputies located Franklin in the 8400 block of State Road CC near Steedman where he was taken into custody.  Franklin was transported to the Callaway County Jail where he remains in custody on a bond of $30,000.

The State of Missouri Children’s Division assisted with the investigation.

The investigation is ongoing and further charges could be forthcoming.  NO FURTHER INFORMATION WILL BE RELEASED AT THIS TIME.

End of press release.

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