An Independence man was charged Monday with allegedly sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl.

Robert D. Hunt, 34, of Independence, was charged in Jackson County Circuit Court with one count of first-degree statutory sodomy.

According to court records, the victim told the Child Protection Center during a forensic interview that Hunt twice had inappropriate contact with her in July and in mid-August. The victim had also reported the inappropriate contact to another person, who contacted the police.

The victim also told police that Hunt texted her regularly and asked her to delete all the messages between them.

Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker said her office has requested a bond of $100,000.