From:              Hannibal Police Department

Date:                October 24, 2014

Phone:             573-221-0987

Fax:                  573-221-3966

Contact:           Lt. John Zerbonia


An investigation was conducted, by detectives of the Hannibal Police Department, regarding multiple reports of child molestation occurring over an extended period of time. As a result of this investigation, a warrant was issued in the 10th Judicial Circuit Court of Marion County, charging 36 year old Christopher E. Rhodes, of Hannibal, with:

  1. Statutory Sodomy 1st Degree                                     Unclassified Felony
  2. Statutory Rape 1st Degree                                          Unclassified Felony
  3. (2) Counts of Possession of Child Pornography         Class C Felonies

Rhodes was served the warrant by Marion County Sheriff Deputies, Friday afternoon. He remains in the Marion County Jail. Bond was set at $100,000.00 cash only.