Southeast Missouri man faces child molestation charges


Web Editor - Ryan Burkett

SCOTT COUNTY, Mo. - A Scott City, Missouri man is in jail on child molestation charges after an investigation into alleged sexual abuse.

Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter says 45-year-old Robert Overbey allegedly had sexual contact with a minor in November 2012. The alleged incidents occurred inside Overbey's home.

The investigation followed a report from a local school informing police that a student was possibly a victim of sexual abuse.

Overbey is charged with nine counts of Statutory Sodomy 1st Degree and three counts of Child Molestation 1st Degree. He is in the Scott County Jail on $100,000 bond.