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Trial date set for Jackson man accused of molesting teen

Sunday, August 14, 2011

A Jackson man will be tried in November on two counts of statutory sodomy with an underage girl.

A trial date of Nov. 29 was set Friday for Kenneth G. Higgins, 47, before Judge Ben Lewis. A pretrial conference will be held Nov. 14.

Higgins was arrested in 2010 on two counts of statutory sodomy for allegedly having deviate sexual intercourse with a girl younger than 14 years old.

During a hearing last fall, the victim, now 19, told the court that Higgins first molested her when she was 12 and the sexual abuse stopped after she turned 15.

She told the court Higgins made her touch him inappropriately and he would touch her inappropriately. He also tried to force her to to have sexual intercourse with him, she said.

Higgins has been released on a $75,000 bond.

Pertinent address:

100 Court St., Jackson, MO

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How horrible for this to happen to this man....a case of a spoiled brat not getting her way

-- Posted by Agnes on Thu, Aug 18, 2011, at 10:47 AM

@ Jezebel WTH Are you serious? You put the pathetic in sympathetic!

-- Posted by TW1227 on Mon, Dec 19, 2011, at 2:40 PM

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