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