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Excerpt from Chillicothe Police Press Release on Sex Offense Investigation 10-14-2021


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Registered Offender Photo from August 2021

Allen David Coates


Chillicothe Police Chief Jon Maples issued this press release:

"02:45 PM, Officers followed up on the investigation from Thursday 10/07/2021 press release; "6:55pm, Report of an elderly male subject exposing their genitals to a young female child inside a business in the 500 block of W. Business 36......Officers responded to the scene to find the suspect had already left the business....Officers obtained a physical description of the suspect and searched the surrounding area, but were unable to locate him.....Investigation will continue...." 

At approximately 04:00 PM, Chief Maples and Sheriff Cox conducted registered sex offender compliance check in the 300 block of Business 36 highway.  As a result of this investigation, the Chief and Sheriff identified and arrested a 71 year old male in reference to this investigation.  This male allegedly exposed himself to juveniles in two different locations in Chillicothe.  The male was processed and transported to the Daviess/DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges through the Livingston County Associate Court. Officers have been working diligently on this investigation in an attempt to solve this case.  If you have had this happen to you and you have not reported this, please contact the Chillicothe Police Department for further investigation.  The male is from the State of Georgia and his original charge of child pornography is out of DeKalb County, Missouri.  I am proud of our staff for diligently working this case and for stopping these actions from occurring in our jurisdiction.  Great teamwork by all."

Update by LCSO 10-15-2021:

Arrested was Allen David Coates, 71, Chillicothe and taken to Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail by Chillicothe PD.  Mr. Coates has since been charged in Livingston County Associate Court on October 15 for alleged 3 counts class E felony Sexual Misconduct Involving a Child Under 15-1st offense.

October 15 LCSO worked with the State Parole Officer for Mr. Coates and the State of Missouri issued a Parole warrant for Mr. Coates.  LCSO has already returned Mr. Coates to Missouri Department of Corrections in St. Joseph on the Parole warrant.    

LCSO is working on an incident report for alleged Sex Offender Registration Violation which will be submitted to the prosecuting attorney for consideration.

We agree, great work by all involved.  Investigations continue.

Sheriff Steve Cox

Note:  All people are innocent unless and until proven guilty in a Court of Law.  An arrest, arrest warrant and/or incarceration is merely an allegation and nothing more.