An investigation was conducted, by detectives of the Hannibal Police Department, regarding multiple reports of child molestation occurring over an extended period of time. As a result of this investigation, a warrant was issued in the 10th Judicial Circuit Court of Marion County, charging 36 year old Christopher E. Rhodes, of Hannibal, with:

1. Statutory Sodomy 1st Degree Unclassified Felony
2. Statutory Rape 1st Degree Unclassified Felony
3. (2) Counts of Possession of Child Pornography Class C Felonies

Rhodes was served the warrant by Marion County Sheriff Deputies, Friday afternoon. He remains in the Marion County Jail. Bond was set at $100,000.00 cash only.

A criminal charge is merely an allegation and the defendant is, of course, presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Press release from the Hannibal Police Department