LIBERTY, Mo. — A Clay County grand jury has indicted an Excelsior Springs man on nine counts, including sex crimes, kidnapping and child endangerment.
Clay County Prosecutor Zachary Thompson announced Timothy Haslett Jr.’s indictment Tuesday afternoon.
He is now charged with one count of first-degree rape, four counts of first-degree sodomy, one count of first-degree kidnapping, two counts of second-degree assault, and one count of endangering the welfare of a child.
Haslett is now being held on $3 million bond.
Haslett was arrested in October after a woman told Excelsior Springs police Haslett kidnapped her then held her for weeks while sexually assaulting her.
Court documents show the woman told investigators she escaped when Haslett took his son to school.
“We would not be here today if not for the bravery of one woman and the tireless efforts of the men and women of 16 separate law enforcement agencies,” Thompson said in a statement.
The Excelsior Springs man was already facing charges in this case, but the grand jury indictment acts as a substitute for a preliminary hearing and elevates the case from associate circuit to circuit court level.
Haslett is still in jail. He faces up to five life sentences, plus 36 years in prison, if convicted of all charges. He is scheduled to be in court Friday at 9 a.m.
“My goal in this whole process is to get justice for those affected by the case and for our community,” Thompson said during Tuesday’s news conference.
Haslett’s public defender isn’t commenting.
Thompson says the Excelsior Springs Police Department’s also still looking for Jaynie Crosdale.
They say she may hold clues in this case, but police can’t find her. Thompson would not say Tuesday whether he believes she’s another victim of Haslett’s. The only known victim is the woman who was going door to door in October, pleading for help.
“If you or anyone you know has information related to this case, please contact the Excelsior Springs Missouri Police Department or the tips hotline,” Thompson said Tuesday.