The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

January 29, 2013

17-year-old accused of molesting 7-year-old girl

The Jasper County prosecutor has charged a 17-year-old boy from Oronogo with molesting a 7-year-old girl.

Tyler J. Hoth was arrested recently after an investigation by the Jasper County Sheriff’s Department. He was charged with first-degree child molestation.

A probable-cause affidavit alleges that Hoth touched the girl inappropriately beneath her clothing on Jan. 19 and told her that it was to remain their secret. He ultimately admitted having molested the girl, according to the affidavit.