(KMOV) – A Wright City man was charged with sexual abuse for allegedly engaging in inappropriate acts with a 12-year-old during the summer.
Authorities charged Gerardo Martinez, 34, with first degree statutory sodomy.
He is accused of making inappropriate sexual contact with a 12-year-old boy at his home on the 29000 block of St. James between June 1, 2013 and August 12, 2013.
The boy told police on three separate occasions Martinez touched the victim sexually and forced the victim to perform inappropriate acts.
Police recorded a phone conversation between the victim and Martinez on August 11, where he talked about prior sexual activity. Martinez reportedly told the victim to not tell anyone or he would be in trouble.
Martinez was taken into custody on Monday and only admitted to some of the accusations made by the young victim.