TARGET 8 UPDATE: Children in home for up to nine months during abuse investigation

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By: Chris Joseph, KOMU 8 Reporter
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RANDOLPH COUNTY - The wife of Carl Sheets, the Moberly man facing charges involving the rape and incest of minors, has been charged. 

27-year-old Angie Sheets faces eight counts involving her "acting in concert with Carl Sheets, aided or encouraged Carl Sheets."

The charges include:

  • Sodomy in the first degree
  • Two counts of child molestation in the first degree
  • Two counts of endangering the welfare of a child in the first degree
  • Two counts of incest
  • Felony of rape in the first degree

Court documents stated Angie Sheets was in the bed when Carl Sheets would allegedly sexually assault an underage victim.

The documents describe one scenario where Angie Sheets performed oral sex on Carl Sheets as he assaulted the victim.

Moberly police received a Children's Division Hotline call about Angie Sheets in reference to possible sexual abuse in November 2017.

Angie Sheets was arrested in late December 2017.

Children removed from home

Moberly police received hotline calls about Carl Sheets in September 2015 and then again in 2016.

Angie Sheets' new court documents stated the underage victim in her case was put into foster care after the first hotline investigation into Carl Sheets, which is information not previously available. The documents also clarified all children were removed from the Sheets' home by June 2016, nine months after the first call.

Carl Sheets was not arrested until August 1, 2016, which was after the second hotline call.

37-year-old Carl Sheets faces thirteen charges.

They include:

  • Sodomy in the second degree
  • Statutory sodomy in the second degree
  • Three counts of incest
  • Statutory rape in the second degree 
  • Four counts of endangering the welfare of a child in the first degree
  • Rape of the first degree
  • Abuse of a child
  • Three counts of domestic assault in the second degree
  • Unlawful use of a weapon

Court documents stated Carl Sheets would use sex for punishment and there were times when he would sexually assault the victims while Angie Sheets was in the room.

There are six victims in the Carl Sheets case. 

Carl Sheets is in the process of securing a public defender. His preliminary hearing is currently scheduled for March 2.

A bond reduction hearing for Angie Sheets is scheduled for February 5. 

Data: Most child abuse happens at the hands of parents

Statistics from the Missouri Department of Social Services show there were 5,059 natural parents who committed some form of child abuse in the 2016 fiscal year.

838 parents or parents' paramours and 406 step-parents were also substantiated child abusers.

Natural parents made up the majority of child abuse perpetrators. 

In fiscal year 2016, there were 1,250 substantiated cases of child sex abuse in Missouri.

The 24/7 Missouri Department of Social Services hotline for child abuse is 1-800-392-3738.

Note on graph: All statistics from Missouri Department of Social Services, fiscal year 2016. Substantiated perpetrators may have more than one relationship to the victim or be present in more than one case. As a result, they would be represented more than once on the chart.

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