Warrant issued for Marshall man (UPDATED Monday, Mar. 1, 9:45 a.m.)

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Carlos Antonio Lucero, 53, of Marshall, is in custody at Saline County Justice Facility, charged with five counts of class B felony child molestation in the first degree.

An arrest warrant with a cash-only bond of $75,000 was issued for Lucero Friday, Feb. 26. He is scheduled to appear in Associate Court Wednesday, March 3, before Judge James T. "Tut" Bellamy.

According to an incident report filed by Marshall police, Lucero had unlawful contact with an 8-year-old child for whom his girlfriend was babysitting. Police allege contact occurred on several occasions between December 2009 and February 2010.

Unofficial online court records show no previous criminal history for Lucero. If convicted of the charges, he could be sentenced to from five to 15 years in Missouri Department of Corrections on each count.

Charges contained in reports provided by law enforcement officials are not evidence of guilt. Evidence supporting charges must be presented before a jury, whose duty is to determine if the accused is guilty or not guilty of the charges.

Contact Kathy Fairchild at marshallhealth@socket.net

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  • Don't you mean Lucero is charged with five counts?

    -- Posted by MyVoiceIsHeard on Sun, Feb 28, 2010, at 8:47 PM
    Response by Eric Crump/Editor:
    Fixed. Thanks!
  • What is this world coming too? It seems like everyday almost there is an article that has to do with child molestation or similiar charges. And also I can't understand if it happened at all and somesody knew about it, they should be charged the same!

    -- Posted by bmomma3 on Mon, Mar 1, 2010, at 4:56 PM
  • I still support the death penalty for rape and child molesters. Take care of the problem the first time, no second offense will occur...

    -- Posted by Gumby on Mon, Mar 1, 2010, at 8:18 PM
  • Gumby,

    You have big faith in the judical ruling. What if you are wrongly accused? It happens.

    -- Posted by homebody on Mon, Mar 1, 2010, at 8:36 PM
  • Oh yeah don't you know, everyone in prison is innocent!! That's why 95% or more of the accused stand before the courts and admit their guilt, after they are offered a lean plea bargain deal...Yip they are are all innocent!

    -- Posted by Gumby on Mon, Mar 1, 2010, at 8:43 PM
  • Gumby i competly agree with you. . An this man was another employee at con agra. Go figure. . .

    -- Posted by bmomma3 on Tue, Mar 2, 2010, at 8:44 PM
  • bmomma3: What exactly does that mean? Are you implying that everyone at conagra is a sexual predator?? Clarification please....

    -- Posted by valleygirl01 on Wed, Mar 3, 2010, at 11:25 PM
  • Hey Gumby,

    I have a thought for you. I am not being judgemental or argumenative, but I want to interject something.

    If the death penalty is implemented for this crime, what would keep the perp from killing the child he molests? If the punishment for molestation is the same as the punishment for murder, there will be no reason for the perp to keep the child alive. Just a thought.

    -- Posted by IPOH on Fri, Mar 5, 2010, at 11:07 AM
  • The Supreme Court has ruled that the death penalty cannot be invoked for child rape:

    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=91878805

    -- Posted by Kathy Fairchild on Tue, Mar 9, 2010, at 11:42 AM
  • Thank you for that instruction of criminal law...As we see, the Supreme court is so political itself, that even it is failing!!

    -- Posted by Gumby on Mon, Mar 15, 2010, at 6:36 AM
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