Three Perryville residents face child sex charges after arrests

Thursday, November 8, 2012
Daniel Fortner

Three suspects were taken into custody Wednesday to face accusations of child sex abuse, according to a news release from Perry County Sheriff Gary Schaaf.

Arrested were Daniel S. Fortner, Chase A. Knapp and Kayla Pulliam, all from Perryville. Fortner, 37, faces the most serious offenses, with a class A felony for child molestation with a child under 12, and four other felonies for sexual misconduct, failing to register as a sex offender, and two counts of providing pornographic material to minors.

Fortner pleaded guilty in 2002 in the sexual assault of a 3-year-old girl in New Madrid County. Bond was set in Fortner's new case at $10,000 cash-only. Fortner is being held in Illinois pending extradition.

Knapp, 29, faces charges of felony child molestation and sexual misconduct involving a child under 15. Bond is set for Knapp at $5,000 cash.

Pulliam, 24, faces misdemeanor charges of child molestation and sexual misconduct. She was taken into custody, booked and released on a criminal summons. The incidents took place, according to a 15-year-old boy and his younger sister, in July.

Chase Knapp
Kayla Pulliam
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