Man Faces Charges for Sex Crimes

A 45-year-old Marble Hill, Missouri, man was booked into the Cape Girardeau County Jail on Wednesday on sex crime charges. The man was identified as 45 year-old Everette E. Looney. He faces one unclassified felony count of first-degree statutory rape and two unclassified felony counts of first-degree statutory sodomy for allegedly having knowing, deviate sexual intercourse with a child less than 12 years old, officials say. Police say the offenses happened while the victim’s family resided in a Cape Girardeau apartment, and the offenses took place on or between August 2012 and 2015. Police say that during a Jan. 17 interview at police headquarters, Looney denied the allegations and accused one of the victim’s relatives of encouraging the victim to make accusations against him. Looney was booked into the Cape Girardeau County Jail on Wednesday and is being held on a $50,000 bond.

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