BREAKING NEWS

AG Hawley Announces Phelps County Man Committed as a Sexually Violent Predator


Jefferson City, Mo. (August 18, 2017) — Attorney General Joshua Hawley announced that a Phelps County jury has found Charles Curnutt, 51, of Houston, guilty of statutory sodomy, endangering the welfare of a child, and four counts of child molestation for sexually abusing a 9-year-old girl over the course of several months. The case was heard on a change of venue from Texas County Read more...

AG Hawley Urges Congress to Amend Sex Trafficking Law


Jefferson City, Mo. (August 16, 2017) — Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley joined 49 other state and territorial attorneys general in a bi-partisan coalition urging Congress to affirm that all law-enforcement agencies retain their traditional authority to fight sex trafficking. In a letter to Congress, the attorneys general ask representatives to amend the Communications Decency Act (CDA) to clarify that the statute does not preempt state and territorial criminal laws. The simple revision proposed in the letter would ensure that federal law does not inadvertently interfere with the prosecution of sex trafficking and other serious crimes by state and local law enforcement.  Read more...

AG Hawley sends condolences to Clinton Community and Missouri Law Enforcement


Jefferson City, Mo. (August 7, 2017)  – Attorney General Josh Hawley released the following statement following the death of Officer Gary Michael, 37, of Clinton, Missouri. Officer Michael was fatally shot while performing a routine traffic stop on Sunday, August 6. Read more...

ATTORNEY GENERAL JOSH HAWLEY TO FILE MOTION AGAINST BACKPAGE, CONTAINS EXPLOSIVE NEW REVELATIONS


St. Louis, Mo. (August 1, 2017) – Attorney General Josh Hawley filed court documents in St. Louis today with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri which contain explosive new revelations about Backpage.com’s involvement in human trafficking.  Read more...