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Retired Mo. Police Sergeant Accused of Sexually Abusing Children for Years

Jordan Fowle is facing two counts of first-degree child molestation, five counts of second-degree child molestation, second-degree sodomy and second-degree sexual abuse

<p>City of Town and Country Police Department</p> Jordan C. Fowle

City of Town and Country Police Department

Jordan C. Fowle

A former sergeant from Missouri has been charged with multiple crimes involving children.

Jordan C. Fowle, 57, is facing multiple counts including first-degree child molestation, second-degree child molestation, second-degree sodomy and second-degree sexual abuse.

The retired sergeant is currently in custody after turning himself in on Tuesday, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.

The alleged abuse occurred at Fowle’s home in Jefferson County and involved two child victims, according to a probable cause affidavit obtained by PEOPLE.  One of the victims told police that she was allegedly subjected to strip searches by Fowle during the sexual abuse, per the affidavit. The victim was 13 years old and in seventh grade when the alleged abuse started.

The other victim alleged that she was abused multiple times starting in 2019 when she was 14 years old. It continued until June 2023.

Fowle’s attorney Richard Lozano said his client “strongly denies these allegations,” WPSD reported.

Lozano didn't return a call to PEOPLE for comment.

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Fowle was employed with the Town and Country Police Department since 1995 and retired in Dec. 2023, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

In a statement on Facebook, the Town and Country Police Department said they were in contact with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and “has no reason at the present time to believe any alleged incidents occurred while Jordan Fowle was on duty, or otherwise acting in the official capacity of a Town and Country Police Officer.”

A hearing is scheduled for Jan. 29, according to the Post-Dispatch.

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