Kansas City couple accused of abusing children
KANSAS CITY (AP) — A Kansas City husband and wife are facing charges stemming from accusations they sexually assaulted and photographed children.
Jackson County prosecutors have charged 62-year-old Robert D. Bess with statutory rape and child molestation, and also charged 52-year-old Jamie Bess with accessory to statutory rape and sexual exploitation of a minor.
Online court records don't list lawyers for either defendant.
The Kansas City Star reports that court records show Robert Bess is accused of having sexual intercourse with a girl under the age of 14 and of molesting a boy under the age of 14. Jamie Bess is accused of creating child pornography by recording one of the incidents of abuse.
Their preliminary hearing is July 5.