Former Greene County lieutenant charged with raping 8-year-old girl

Published: Jun. 15, 2018 at 9:43 PM CDT
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A Springfield man, who served as a lieutenant for the Greene County Sheriff's Office more than a decade ago, is charged with child sex crimes.

According to a probable cause statement, the Greene County Sheriff's Office received a call on June 5 in reference to a sexual assault. According to the report, it was alleged that David Hastings, 66, had sexual contact with an eight-year-old girl.

The victim told investigators that Hastings raped her on several occasions for approximately the last year-and-a-half. The victim also stated that Hastings would force her to watch pornographic videos. Hastings denied the allegations.

During a search of Hastings' home, deputies discovered several marijuana plants and a handgun.

Hastings was booked into the Greene County jail on several charges including statutory sodomy, child molestation, possession of a controlled substance and unlawful use of a weapon. Bond is set at $100,000.