An Independence man faces felony molestation and sodomy charges involving two child victims, and Independence police are asking the public if there might be other cases involving the man.
Damon Atchley, 23, was charged Wednesday by Jackson County prosecutors with first-degree child molestation in one case and first-degree molestation and statutory sodomy charges in another case. According to court documents, Atchley told police he touched the genitals of victims. He also said he had pictures of the child victims on his phone, as well as pictures of another child that he wanted to "do stuff with."
According to court documents, Atchley was seen in May 2016 reaching down one victim's diaper. The witness identified another possible victim, who later told police Atchley had touched the then-10-year-old victim multiple times in 2014. The victim also said Atchley had a notebook that contained names of past victims and that a false panel inside a dresser hid the notebook.
Independence police said they are conducting investigations regarding Atchley and would welcome any information regarding possible additional victims.
Anyone who can provide additional information should contact 816-836-3600 so an officer can take a case report.
Prosecutors requested a $75,000 cash bond.