Thursday, September 22, 2022

Substitute teacher arrested in Belton

On 9-19-2022, a Belton Police School Resource Officer received information from a student regarding inappropriate social media messages and videos received by the student from a substitute teacher.

This officer, along with members of the Belton Police Investigations Division and with the cooperation from our partners in the Belton School District began an investigation which uncovered additional victims. In the early morning hours of 9-21-2022, the suspect was detained by the Bates County Sheriff’s Office as a person of interest in this case. The suspect was extradited back to the Belton Jail at that time.

On 9-21-2022, the Cass County Prosecutor’s Office filed the following charges against 42-year-old Jason L. Carey:

Enticement or Attempted Enticement of a Child Felony
Child Molestation 2nd Degree Felony
2 Counts of Furnishing Pornographic Material or Attempt to Furnish Pornographic Material to a Minor Misdemeanor

Carey is currently being held without bond in the Cass County Jail.

Although charges have been filed, this continues to be an ongoing investigation and additional charges may be filed as more information is obtained.

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