sergeant.  Kevin Long killed child in illegal daycare: Feds

sergeant. Kevin Long killed child in illegal daycare: Feds

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Kevin Long (Greene County Jail)

Kevin Long (Greene County Jail)

A 40-year-old US Army Staff Sergeant is accused of killing a 2-year-old child and beating the little girl to death at an illegal daycare center run by his wife at their home on a Missouri military installation. A federal grand jury returned a genuine bill last week indicting Staff Sgt. Kevin Long on one count of first degree murder and one count of misrepresentation or misrepresentation of a matter within the jurisdiction of a federal agency in connection with the child’s murder, court documents reviewed by Law&Crime show.

The two-count indictment was originally filed on Tuesday, June 27 and released on Friday, June 30 after Long’s arrest and first appearance before a judge in U.S. District Court for the Western District. from Missouri.

According to a copy of the probable cause indictment, on November 6, 2019, Long willfully “unlawfully killed Jane Doe by physically assaulting Jane Doe in a blunt manner, in the commission of child abuse, or part of a pattern and practice of child molestation.The alleged fatal assault allegedly took place at Fort Leonard Wood in Pulaski County, Missouri.

In a press release, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Missouri said that on the day the victim was killed, she was in the care of Long and his wife, who allegedly ran an illegal daycare center out of their – basic house. It’s unclear whether Long’s wife faces charges for allegedly running the daycare.

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