Tuesday, October 08, 2019
Probable cause: Webb City man showing porn to underage girl says "We're going to do this stuff one day"
Daniel Chavez, 64, pleaded not guilty this morning during a video arraignment in Jasper County Circuit Court. A bond modification hearing has been scheduled for 8:30 a.m. October 16.
Chavez' alleged crimes took place between 2006 and 2015, according to the probable cause statement and involve three children.
From the statement:
On August 5, 2019 (alleged victim) was interviewed at the Children's Center in Joplin. (She) described an incident when she had walked in on Chavez while he was using the bathroom. Chavez told her to come to him and show him her hand. (She described him taking her hand on putting it on his body.) She stated she thought she was approximately five or six years old when this incident had occurred.
On August 5, 2019, a second victim was interviewed at the Children's Center. She remembered that she was present when Daniel Chavez was watching pornography. (Note: The girl said she remembered the video showed an oral sex act.) She described another incident at the Webb City house where Chavez touched her genital area on the outside of her clothing when she was approximately four to six years old.
On May 31, 2019, a third victim was interviewed at the Children's Center, in reference to her being sexually abused by Daniel Chavez. During the interview, she disclosed that Chavez had sexually abused her on multiple occasions starting when she was approximately 8-9 years old and ending when she was approximately 11-12 years old.
Incidents described by her:
She said Daniel Chavez took her hand and put it on his own genital area over his clothing. She described the incident as happening when she was in the third or fourth grade.
She stated Chavez showed her pornography on two occasions. She described the pornography as adult men and women having sex and stated that Chavez told her, "we're gonna do this stuff one day" and "don't tell anyone we watched this, it's our little secret." She stated she was in either the third or the fourth grade when these incidents occurred.
She described in incident where Chavez touched her genitals over her clothing. (She described another incident where he touched her genitals over her clothing.)
The probable cause statement alleges Chavez' actions toward the third alleged victim grew even worse as time passed as he made her fondle him and attempted to force her to provide oral sex to him. The girl said this incident happened when she was going into the fifth grade.