Dexter man accused of molesting 4-year-old

Jessie Brian Mann (Source: Stoddard Co. Jail)
Jessie Brian Mann (Source: Stoddard Co. Jail)

DEXTER, MO (KFVS)- A Dexter man was arrested on Friday and accused of molesting a 4-year-old girl.

Jessie Brian Mann, 36, of Dexter was arrested by Stoddard County deputies on a warrant for first-degree child molestation.

According to the probable cause statement, detectives were called on November 28, 2011 from a clinic in reference to a molestation of a 4-year-old girl.

The mother was then interviewed by police and division of family services workers.

The mother of the 4-year-old told interviewers that she immediately took her daughter to a clinic after the girl became nervous and began to shake.

The mother told interviewers that her 4-year-old said that Jessie Mann touched her and then the girl placed her hands on her crouch area, according to the probable cause. Deputies say the mother told interviewers that her 4-year-old said this happens while everyone is asleep.

Investigators say a safe exam was done at a clinic in Cape Girardeau on November 30, 2011. During a forensic interview, the girl told interviewers that Jessie touched her 'no-no' and pointed to her genitalia, and that it happened inside the home, according to the probable cause.

Detectives say the mother told them that Jessie Mann is a friend who had been living with her at the residence for about a month.

Investigators interviewed Mann on December 7, 2011.  According to the probable cause, Mann denied touching the girl and wanted to take a polygraph test.

Mann was re-interviewed by investigators on January 12, 2012. Detectives asked Mann if this happened 10 times, two times? Police say Mann said "no." Detectives say they asked Mann if it only happened once? Detectives say Mann replied "yea."

Investigators say Mann could not remember what happened when asked to explain what happened, and said he "might have had a black out."

Mann was taken to the Stoddard County Jail on $20,000 bond.

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