A Grain Valley man faces several child sex felony charges involving two victims.
Michael Mansell, 43, was charged in Jackson County Court Thursday with one count of first degree child molestation and four counts of first degree statutory sodomy.
The defendant allegedly had inappropriate sexual contact with two child victims. One case allegedly began in 2010 and the other began in 2015, according to court documents.
Prosecutors have requested a bond of $50,000.
Grain Valley police were initially called to a house on April 22, 2010, where Mansell was living with the victim’s mother.
A child victim told police that she had been touched inappropriately by Mansell and that he had masturbated in front of her while playing pornographic DVDs in her room.
During an interview on May 20, 2010, at the Grain Valley Police Department, police said, the mother refused to answer questions about the incident and asked for an attorney.
On Nov. 24, 2015, the victim’s father contacted police. The father told police that the victim told him that she had been allegedly pressured by the mother to not make any statements against Mansell in 2010. She told her father that she had been molested by Mansell and was talking about it again because her siblings were still living with Mansell and the mother.
In January 2016, the victim told a state Children's Services worker that her mother had walked in while Mansell was touching her and that it continued after that.
On June 20, 2015, police were called to Children’s Mercy Hospital, where another victim told an officer that Mansell had touched her inappropriately and had shown the victim a pornographic video on his iPad.