Lewis County Sheriff David Parrish has reported the arrest of a Ewing, Missouri, man on statutory rape and drug charges.
Parrish stated that Jesse Huckaby, 42 was arrested by the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office on two counts of attempted statutory rape in the second degree and one count of possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine.
Parrish reported that on October 6, the sheriff’s office received information that an adult male was sending lewd photographs to two juvenile females. The sheriff’s deputies then posed as the juvenile females via text messaging or social media.
Huckaby then drove to a cemetery where he thought he was meeting the juvenile females for sexual relations. Lewis County deputies then took Mr. Huckaby into custody.
“I think it’s a stark reminder of how close to home these kinds of incidents are, and it’s a good thing that there was an attentive mother who was able to communicate with her child in a way that her child felt comfortable,” said Sheriff Parrish.
Huckaby remains lodged in the Lewis County Jail in lieu of a $50,000 cash only bond.