December 16, 2020
While Joshua D. Hood was a high school coach in Holden, MO, in 2003-04, he allegedly had multiple sexual encounters with a high school student under the age of 17; as a result, today, multiple sex crimes were filed by the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Hood, dob: 1/11/1977, faces five counts of Statutory Sodomy, Attempted Statutory Rape 2nd Degree, Child Molestation and Statutory Rape 2nd Degree.*
According to court records filed today, in April 2020, the Missouri Highway Patrol opened an investigation into allegations from a victim that she had been the victim of sexual offenses at a variety of locations in Jackson County, MO, in 2003 and 2004. She identified the offender as Joshua D. Hood.
The victim told Missouri Highway Patrol investigators that Hood had engaged in sexual intercourse and other sexual acts when she was less than 17 in the fall of 2013 and the spring of 2004.
The defendant was then a teacher and a coach at Holden High School and about 26 or 27 years old. The victim was a student at Holden High School and younger than 17.
Hood, more recently, has been a high school coach at Park Hill.
Prosecutors requested a $20,000/10 percent bond.
*Charges are only accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until the defendant is either found guilty or has pleaded.