Justin Deming, 34, of Monroe City, is being held on multiple charges in the Monroe County Jail.


At approximately 3 p.m. yesterday, Monroe City Police Department, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and Missouri State Highway Patrol were seen at the residence of 329 Mill Street in Monroe City.

Later that evening at 6:26 p.m., Justin Deming, age 34, of Monroe City, was charged with Statutory Rape First Degree, Statutory Sodomy First Degree and Endangering the Welfare of a Child First Degree Sexual Conduct. Deming is being held in the Monroe County Jail.

Justin Deming, 34 of Monroe City was taken into custody on August 30, 2021 following an active investigation of a sexual nature regarding a minor child. A search warrant was executed and items of evidence were seized during the search of his residence. Deming was placed on a 24 hour investigative hold and transported to the Monroe County jail.
On August 31, 2021, Prosecuting Attorney Talley Smith filed charges of:
1. Felony Statutory Sodomy/Attempt-Deviate Sexual Intercourse With A Person Less Than 14 Years of age
2. Felony- Statutory Rape 1st Degree- Person Less Than 14 Years of age
3. Class D Felony- Endangering Welfare Of A Child Engaging In Sexual Conduct Under 17 Years of age As Parent/Guardian – 1st Degree
4. Class E Felony- Incest
Judge Michael P. Wilson issued a warrant out of the 10th Judicial Circuit Court with NO BOND.
The Monroe City Police Department was assisted by the Division of Family Services, State Of Missouri STAT Team, Child Advocacy Center and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.