On July 2, 2013, Lincoln County Associate Circuit Judge Ben Burkemper certified 16 year-old Chance M. Hannick, of Troy, as an adult to stand trial for the sexual assault of two juveniles.
The Lincoln County Sheriff in conjunction with the Lincoln County Juvenile Offices began investigating a sexual sodomy case in March involving a 5 year old male juvenile victim. Hannick admitted to authorities of sexually sodomizing the victim along with other sexual acts.
In the course of the investigation, investigators from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and Juvenile Officer also learned Hannick committed statutory rape of a 7 year old female. Hannick later admitted to statutory rape.
Both assaults occurred in Hannick’s residence in Troy, Missouri.
Hannick is being held at the Lincoln County Jail for multiple counts of Child Molestation, Sexual Misconduct, Statutory Rape and Statutory Sodomy. His bond is set for $50,000.00 cash only.
Those charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law