Man wanted for multiple sex crimes arrested in Independence

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Independence police say a man wanted for multiple sex crimes as well as weapon violations has been taken into custody.

Police said 23-year-old Hasani Bakari had a felony warrant out of Jackson County for second degree statutory rape, two counts of second degree statutory sodomy and three counts of promoting prostitution with a cash bond set at $100,000.

Police said he also had a Missouri parole violation warrant for a weapons offense and considered him armed and dangerous.

Officials tell FOX4 Tuesday afternoon that Bakari was taken into custody after they received a tip from someone about his whereabouts. Police said he was arrested without incident.


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