CARROLLTON, Mo. — A man accused of molesting a young girl during a span stretching from October 2016 until February 2017 has been given a date for a jury trial as well as other court appearances in the case.
31-year-old Jeffery Ross Corey is charged with felony child molestation and felony statutory sodomy-deviate sexual intercourse with a person less than 14 years old, both in the first degree.
Prosecutors say Corey molested a juvenile female on more than one occasion between October 10, 2-16 and February 5, 2017.
KMZU News reported in May that Corey was a homeless man who stayed in shelters and with residents in Carrollton. A warrant was issued in May and Corey fled to Sacramento, California, where he was apprehended by authorities and extradited back to Carroll County.
A hearing August 16 saw Corey waive his preliminary hearing and the defendant entered a plea of not guilty during an August 20 court appearance.
Corey will go before a judge in a Carroll County court room for a pre-trial conference on Thursday, November 9 at 11:00 a.m. A jury will hear the case beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, November 20, 2017. The trial will take place at the Ray County Courthouse in Richmond.