A former Blue Springs physician is in custody after being charged Monday with alleged sex crimes with a teenage boy over several years.
Joseph T. Mackey, 43, of Lee’s Summit, was charged with eight counts of second-degree statutory sodomy, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced Monday.
Mackey turned himself into police Monday and bond was set at $50,000 at 10 percent secured. He is not allowed to have contact with the victims or anyone younger than the age of 17 and cannot be within 1,000 feet of a school or Boys and Girls Club.
According to court records, the victim told Blue Springs police he first met Mackey, then a physician in Blue Springs, when he was 11 years old through scouting. The victim also told police that later Mackey offered him alcohol during a scouting trip to St. Louis when he was 15.
Soon after that trip, the boy spent the night at Mackey’s home in Lee’s Summit, where they engaged in sexual contact.
The victim also was a patient of Mackey’s in his medical office in Blue Springs. The victim told police he had dozens of sexual encounters with the doctor between the age of 14 and adulthood, beginning in 2000, and that a number of the encounters involved alcohol.
According to court documents, police also found other victims who said they had been touched by Mackey or were asked to masturbate in his office – while Mackey was present – for a study for the University of Kansas. KU medical officials told police that no such study existed.
Mackey relinquished his medical license on Oct. 28, 2013, after officials for the Missouri State Board for the Healing Arts told police they were launching an investigation on him.
Mackey’s first court appearance, a preliminary hearing, is set for Oct. 19 in Independence.