Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Butler man charged with multiple sexual assault crimes against minors

David W. Weiss
On July 6, 2016 Deputies took a report of sexual assault involving a minor child. The report was assigned to the Detectives to begin an investigation into the incident. 
During their investigation, Detectives gathered enough information to obtain a search warrant for the suspect’s residence. 

The suspect is identified as David W. Weiss (DOB 3/8/1957) of Butler, MO, who is also a convicted felon. 

On July 27, 2016 The Bates County Sheriff’s Office with the help of the Western MO Cyber Crimes Task Force executed a search warrant at Weiss’s residence. During the search warrant they were able to seize marijuana, drug paraphernalia, firearms, and other evidence related to the case.

David Weiss was arrested at his residence and put on a 24 hour investigative hold. 

On July 27, 2016 Weiss was formally charged with the following: 
  • 4 counts of Statutory Rape in the 1st Degree (Sexual Intercourse with a Person less than 14 years old) 
  • 5 counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child in the 1st Degree 
  • 1 count of Statutory Sodomy in the 1st Degree (Deviate Sexual Intercourse with a Person less than 14 years old) 
  • 1 count of Child Molestation in the 3rd Degree
The bond amount on the above charges was set at $350,000.00 cash only. Weiss is currently in custody at the Bates County Jail. 

More charges are expected to be filed on Weiss at a later date.