June 04, 2010

Anthony Basnett And Whitney Jones - Charged With Molesting Six-Year-Old Girl

Anthony Basnett MySpace
Anthony Basnett Facebook
Whitney Jones MySpace

Jefferson, Missouri (The Weekly Vice) - Anthony R. Basnett, 27, of Holts Summit and Whitney Lynn Jones, 21, of Russellville were both charged in connection to an alleged molestation of a 6-year-old girl.

According to Cole County Police, an investigation began after Missouri Department of Social Services received a hotline call regarding sexual abuse allegations involving a 6-year-old daughter.

Investigators say the victim received a hand-written note from Basnett containing a confession to molesting the child and an attempted apology. It is believed that the abuse has been ongoing since at least February of this year.

Detectives also questioned Whitney Jones, Basnett's girlfriend at the time, who admitted that she knew of the alleged abuse but failed to report it for several months. Even more horrifying, she also admitted to watching her boyfriend engage in at least one sexual act with the child.

Basnett and Jones were both booked into the Cole County Jail and each charged with one count of first-degree child molestation and one count of first-degree sodomy. Basnett's bond was set at $500,000 cash only. Jones bond was set at $20,000, full-cash or surety accepted.

Mandi Milenko
The Weekly Vice

Join the discussion. Click comments link below and fire away!
Have a crime news story you want to share?
Drop it in our forums
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...