Moberly man arrested on suspicion of child sex crime

Blake Andrew Varner is being held on $75,000 cash-only bond, charged with Statutory Sodomy and Child Molestation.

A 19-year-old Moberly man is in custody charged with two counts of Statutory Sodomy and two counts of Felony Child Molestation after a six-year-old girl confided to her mother that the suspect had touched her inappropriately.

Blake Andrew Varner is currently in custody in the Randolph County Jail on $75,000 cash-only bond.

According to Moberly Police Chief Troy Link, officers responded to Kehoe Avenue Sunday after the girl's mother called them upon hearing her daughter's story.

Varner was detained on a 24-hour hold Sunday night until charges could be filed Monday.

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