UPDATE– Court dates for couple accused of rape and sodomy in Carroll County

| September 25, 2017
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UPDATE: 09/26/2017 4:25:24 p.m.- Both Lynn Sweet and Michael Sweet appeared before a judge today in Carroll County Circuit Court and were issued future court dates.

According to court documents, bond appearance hearings were scheduled for October 25, 2017, at 9:00 a.m.

No attorney is listed for either Lynn or Michael Sweet.

 

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CARROLLTON, Mo.- Formal charges were filed last week following a lengthy investigation against a couple in Carroll County on accusations of continuous sexual intercourse with a juvenile.

Lynn Sweet, 31, of La Plata, Mo., was charged with two felonies including 2nd-degree statutory rape and 2nd-degree statutory sodomy. Michael Ray Sweet, 34, of La Plata, Mo., is facing conspiracy charges of felony conspiracy to commit statutory rape and conspiracy to commit statutory sodomy, both in the 2nd-degree.

(Michael Ray Sweet)

According to the probable cause statement, on July 6, 2016, Michael Sweet was interviewed at Child Safe of Central Missouri in Sedalia, Mo., when he accompanied a child to that location for a forensic interview regarding a separate case. This was a non-custodial interview focused on the other case.

During that interview Michael Sweet spontaneously stated that he knew his wife, Lynn Sweet, had sex with an unidentified juvenile at least ten to twenty times because he served as lookout at their residence in Bosworth, Mo. The probable cause statement also stated that the juvenile reported a consensual sexual relationship in September of last year with Lynn Sweet from April 1, 2016, to May 31, 2016.

The victim stated that Michael Sweet wanted the victim to have sex with his wife and corroborated the report that he served as lookout while Lynn engaged in sexual intercourse on multiple occasions. Several witnesses reported knowledge of the sexual relationship between the victim and Lynn Sweet as well.

Michael Sweet remains in custody the Adair County Jail and Lynn Sweet reportedly bonded out of Ray County Saturday, September 23, 2017, after being extradited from Macon, Mo. Both bonds were set at $25,000 cash/surety with no 10% allowed. Future court dates have not been set.

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