Police: Man charged with child molestation

Police: Man charged with child molestation

STODDARD COUNTY, MO (KAIT) - A man was charged with child molestation after Missouri police said he sexually abused an 8-year-old girl.

According to documents filed in Stoddard County Circuit Court, Christopher E. Noble, 26 was accused of sexually abusing the victim between Aug. 2015 and Feb. 2016.

In early February, Dexter police and the children's division of Missouri Department of Social Services were called to a home in the 300-block of Truitt Street to remove the 8-year-old victim from the home.

She was later placed in protective custody and an emergency exam was scheduled.

According to a case worker, the child said Noble touched her inappropriately with his hand on multiple occasions in her bedroom.

The child also stated that someone had witnessed Noble touching her.

That witness reportedly asked him to stop but he refused.

Noble is now charged with first degree child molestation.

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