Former IT director of Warrensburg School District charged with sex crimes against girl
WARRENSBURG, Mo. — Darron Chapman resigned from his position as IT director at the Warrensburg School District a week ago, and on Tuesday he was charged with five sex crimes against a victim who is currently 10 years old. Court records indicate that the first offense Chapman is accused of happened on the victim’s fifth birthday in 2008.
Chapman has been charged with one count of statutory rape and four counts of statutory sodomy for offenses that allegedly occurred between October of 2008 and last Friday, June 20. The victim said during a ChildSafe interview that Chapman sexually violated her vaginally, orally and with his fingers at his Warrensburg home; he also allegedly fondled the victim’s naked breast. Court records say that Chapman confessed to doing what he’s accused of to multiple people.
A probable cause statement indicates that detectives learned during the investigation that Chapman was employed by the school district. Dr. Scott Patrick, Superintendent of Warrensburg schools, said that the school board accepted his resignation on June 17.
Prosecutors have requested a $500,000 cash-only bond, and if he posts he has bond conditions not to have contact with the victim’s family, children under 17 and he must surrender his passport.