Cadaver Dogs to Search for Bodies in Child Sex Investigation

Jason Vaughn FOX 4 Web Producer

November 10, 2009
LAFAYETTE COUNTY, Mo. - An investigation into child sex crimes now requires the help of cadaver dogs. Police are expected to search for bodies on a stretch of farm property in Lafayette County, Mo. outside of Bates City after a father and four sons were arrested on child sex charges Tuesday.

According to authorities, the five were arrested on active warrants for sex crimes against children.

Burrell Edward Mohler Sr., 77, has been charged with forcible rape with a child less than 12 years old by the use of forcible compulsion, two counts of felony rape and two counts of use of a child in a sexual performance.

Burrell Edward Mohler Jr., 53, has been charged with deviate sexual assault with a child less than 14 years old and two counts of use of a child in a sexual performance.

David A. Mohler, 52, has been charged with forcible rape with a child less than 12 years old by use of forcible compulsion.

Jared Leroy Mohler, 48, has been charged with forcible rape with a child less than 12 years old by use of forcible compulsion, forcible sodomy, knowingly had deviate sexual intercourse with a child less than 12 years old by use forcible compulsion and two counts of use of a child in a sexual performance.

Roland Neil Mohler, 47, has been charged with use of a child in a sexual performance.

The men are being held in the Lafayette County jail in lieu of bond. A spokesman with the Missouri Highway Patrol said the investigation of the property is ongoing, and there is a press conference scheduled for Wednesday at 1 p.m. We will be live streaming the press conference on fox4kc.com

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