A man who wants to ban LGBTQ books from schools with sex scenes has been charged with child abuse. That’s less than a year later Ryan Utterback29, is accused of petting a child he appeared at a school board meeting on October 26, 2021. He is also accused of showing child sex videos from his mobile phone. .
The Gladstone resident was guilty of fondling while in bed with a young person in December 2020, according to the probable cause statement, according to KMBC. Officials only identified the child as under the age of 12. He allegedly placed the child on his lap and moved the child’s body against him while touching the child’s thigh, authorities said. In a similar case, he allegedly put his finger through a torn hole in a teenager’s jeans in September 2020 and rubbed it on the young man’s leg, authorities said. . The teenager who told the authorities about this was uncomfortable and didn’t like it at all.
Utterback faces two counts of second-degree child molestation and four misdemeanor domestic assault charges in connection with the alleged conduct.
Utterback appeared at the North Kansas City School District Board of Education meeting on October 26, 2021, assisting the president of the Northland Parent Association Jay Richmond oppose the inclusion of some LGBTQ books on gender in schools. He held up the magnified pages, clearly from the graphic novel memoir Happy House: Family Tragedydescribe sexual acts between women.
Richmond said: “If I give this material to a minor, read or give any of these books to a minor, I will be charged with soliciting a minor. “So my first question to you guys is, ‘Why is that different from you guys?”
That’s ironic in retrospect because Utterback allegedly started showing a child sex videos on his cell phone when the child was about 4 years old.
Richmond said the new charges had nothing to do with him or his team.
“Ryan was an attendee of the board meeting,” he said in a statement to KMBC. “I needed help organizing a presentation and he helped. I cannot comment on the allegations against him because I know nothing about them and they have nothing to do with me or the Northland Parents Association. ”
As for the book wars, local students appeared at a school board hearing on November 22, 2021, arguing that they were a trustworthy group to handle such material in Fun house and memoirs All boys are not blue. They say that banning such books would deprive them of important, shared experiences.
Utterback, who identifies himself as the parent, expressed sympathy for the students at the time, but he drew a line in the sand.
“I definitely understand their struggles, and I don’t lose that,” he said KMBC in November. “But again, those conversations have to be done at home, and only I have a deep understanding of what is and isn’t right for my child.”
He declined to comment to the outlet when they recorded him entering the Clay County courthouse on January 27. His attorneys David Bell also declined to discuss the case. Another trial is scheduled for March 10.
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