CRIME STOPPERS UPDATE: Man charged with child sex crimes is currently in custody in McDonald County.

46-year-old Clarence Leroy Parks Jr. faces charges of statutory sodomy and child molestation in two counties.
Published: Aug. 16, 2022 at 10:42 PM CDT
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Clarence Leroy Parks Jr., 46
Clarence Leroy Parks Jr., 46(Springfield Police Department)

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Clarence Leroy Parks Junior is currently in custody in McDonald County. The Springfield Police Department notified KY3 Wednesday morning after learning Parks has been in the McDonald County jail since June of 2022. An officer working for the Greater Springfield Area Crime Stoppers says Parks is heading to the Department of Corrections on unrelated charges from Christian County. As of August 16, SPD says Parks still has active outstanding warrants in Greene and Jasper counties.

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Springfield detectives are looking for a dangerous fugitive accused of child sex crimes. Clarence Leroy Parks Junior is charged in Jasper County with two counts of statutory sodomy and first-degree child molestation. The 46-year-old is also charged with statutory sodomy in Newton County.

Investigators say Parks twice violated a protection order. Police describe him as approximately 6′2 tall, 238 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. He’s also suspected in assaults. Springfield police say Parks is known to be violent and has connections in Greene County and Jasper County.

Parks has several tattoos on his body. He has the phrase, ‘Mi Vida Loca’ on his upper back and the word ‘King’ on his right hand.

If you’ve seen this man or have any information, call Crime Stoppers at 417-869-TIPS (8477). There’s a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest.

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