Chief Deputy Joe Colston with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Tuesday, October 1, Robert Lee Sims, Jr. of Madison, Missouri, who was already in custody for pending drug related charges, was served an arrest warrant for the following charges; two counts of Statutory Sodomy in the First degree, two counts of Statutory Sodomy in the Second degree, one count of Kidnapping, one count of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor and one count of Forcible Sodomy.
All charges are felonies with a combined potential punishment of imprisonment in the custody of the Missouri Department of Corrections for life. These charges stemmed from an ongoing investigation conducted by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office of events occurring between approximately 2005 and 2007.
In a probable cause statement, the victim references approximately five years of sexual and physical abuse by Sims, which states started at the age of 13 years old. In the statement, the victim explained in detail the abuse and fearing for their own life.
Sims is currently being held in the Randolph County Jail with no bond awaiting trial. Sims was previously being held on charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance except 35 grams or less of marijuana. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.