Slater man accused of transporting a minor with the intent to engage in sexual activity

| July 12, 2018
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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.- A Slater, Mo., man has been reportedly indicted by a federal grand jury for transporting a 16-year-old victim across state lines for illegal sexual activity.

According to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Missouri, Daniel Lee Kirby, 34, was charged in an indictment yesterday as it replaces a criminal complaint that was filed against him in Jefferson City, Mo.

The indictment alleges that Kirby transported an individual under the age of 17 between March 4, 2018, and June 25, 2018, with the intent to engage in sexual activity.

A filed affidavit indicates that on March 4, the 16-year-old victim was missing from her bedroom in Tennessee at around 1:30 a.m. Kirby was employed as a truck driver with Celadon Trucking at the time, who reported their GPS tracking of Kirby’s rig showed him at a nearby parking lot, with its motor off, at approximately the same time. Kirby denied having contact with the child victim. Celadon Trucking searched Kirby’s rig for the child victim on multiple occasions.

On June 25, law enforcement received information that the child victim was living with Kirby in Slater. She was located with Kirby, who taken into custody, and placed into emergency foster care by the Missouri Department of Social Services Children’s Division. Kirby remains in custody at the Cole County Jail.

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