Thứ Sáu, 7 tháng 3, 2014

MO - Chillicothe police officer (Brent Schade & Amanda Gault) faces sex crime charges

Brent Schade & Amanda Gault
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By Jamie Oberg

CHILLICOTHE (KCTV) - A Chillicothe police officer already in trouble with the law now faces some serious allegations.

The Livingston County Prosecutor's Office has charged Brent Allen Schade with first-degree forcible rape and first-degree forcible sodomy.

His 20-year-old girlfriend, Amanda Nicole Gault, was charged with forcible sodomy. She was taken into custody on Thursday.

Schade was placed on unpaid leave in January after he was issued misdemeanor citations for hindering prosecution and tampering with physical evidence.

The Chillicothe Police Department said they began investigating after receiving a report that a 20-year-old had been physically assaulted.The victim went to the hospital for treatment.

Authorities said the attack occurred starting March 3 and continued into the early morning hours of March 4 at a residence in the 300 block of Cherry Street.

The victim said she had gone to the residence and drank hard liquor and beer with the two suspects, according to court documents. She said at one point they slipped something that smelled and tasted like perfume. After that, she said, she lost control. She said at that point is when they sexually assaulted her, prosecutors say.

A 16-year-old boy was passed out at the home and the woman tried to get his help to no avail, according to court records. The woman said she tried to call 911 but that Gault slapped the phone from her hands.

According to court records, the woman said the attack only ended when she vomited all over the bed and bedroom.

Schade and Gault are being held in the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail. Their bond is set at $50,000 each and they were ordered not to have any contact with the victim.

Because Schade is a police officer, the Livingston Prosecutor Adam Warren handed the case over to Caldwell County Prosecutor Brady Kopek.

"It leaves a mark on law enforcement. If law enforcement is cut, we all bleed," Warren said. "My belief is I would be harder on him."

But he said some members of the public might wonder whether he would be too lenient. He said it was best for him to withdraw from the case.

Warren will handle the prosecution of Gault.

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