Kansas City couple accused of abusing children

2 years 4 months 3 days ago Sunday, June 19 2016 Jun 19, 2016 Sunday, June 19, 2016 2:27:46 PM CDT June 19, 2016 in News
By: The Associated Press

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.

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