Area men charged in sexual abuse of minors

Gary K. Dupont

Two area men have been charged in separate sex abuse cases involving children, with police saying in court documents that one turned himself in and the other admitted to the act under questioning.

Gary K. Dupont, 37, of Jackson is facing felony charges that allege he had sexual contact with a girl younger than 14 years old. Dupont is being held on a $75,000 bond at the Cape Girardeau County Jail.

Delantae Vanquez Hill, no age given, of Cape Girardeau faces charges of statutory rape and sodomy and was being held on a $50,000 bond.

If either make bond, conditions for each include maintaining a distance from the alleged victims and any other minor children.

According to a probable-cause statement prepared by Jackson police, Dupont informed law enforcment he wanted to turn himself in. He was located and brought in for questioning, when he confessed, police said, to molesting a 9-year-old girl. Dupont told police he was "remorseful," the statement says, and that he had told the victim's mother.

In court documents involving Hill's case, police say Hill admitted to the charges that involved an 11-year-old girl.

Both incidents were alleged to have taken place earlier this month.