Wife of suspected child molester fiercely defends husband
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The wife of a Livingston County prisoner charged with 120 counts of child offenses said he couldn’t have done it. Daniel J. Myers’ wife, Pamela, said Monday the timeline of abuse that police are alleging doesn’t add up.
“I was furious,” she said. “I’m pissed because I can almost vouch for the last 10 years and where he’s been at.”
Daniel Myers is already in prison at the Farmington Correctional Center in Farmington, Mo. Online court records show he is serving four years after pleading guilty to statutory rape charges in 2010.
Pamela said her husband has made mistakes, but these latest charges are bogus. He is now facing 120 charges of statutory rape and sodomy.
A Chillicothe, Mo., police report said the 33-year-old abused a child relative between January 2003 and December 2007. But Myers won’t spend a day in prison for these charges if his wife can help it.
“For me, I’ve been married to this man since ’06 and I love this man to death,” she said. “We may not get along at times, but I’m not going to let him on some bogus charges go to prison for the rest of his life.”
The report said the victim and another child witness, also a relative, told police it started when the victim was 5 years old. The victim said Myers abused her three times a month at their paternal grandparents’ Chillicothe home until she was 11 years old.
“When they’re saying all this happened each day of each month, there’s no way possible way,” Pamela said. “He was either in the Department of Corrections or in Livingston County Jail or in Grundy County Jail.”
Pamela said the children weren’t even living there at the time. But Livingston County’s prosecuting attorney Adam Warren said though he can’t get into specifics of the case, there is enough evidence against him.
“I can confirm that our officers have been and continue to find additional witnesses and documentation to determine that these children were where they said they were,” he said.
Warren goes on to say records show both witnesses were under guardianship by their grandparents in 2005.
“These same documents show the guardianship placement lasted through 2010, and that the address for the paternal grandparent listed in the court filings was the same residence where the child alleges the many rapes occurred,” Warren said.
He said the timeline of the events are backed by the children’s maternal grandparents and a teacher. Warren said he has enough probable cause and plans to move ahead with this case. He added he has not started looking into Myers alibis yet, but would like to hear from him and not his wife.
Pamela said her husband has four kids — one a 5-year-old girl with her. She said she’ll keep fighting for all of them.