On October 7, 2018, Jesse L. Huckaby, age 42, of Ewing, Missouri was arrested by the Lewis County Sheriff's Office on two counts of attempted statutory rape in the second degree, both class E felonies. and one count of possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine. On October 6, the sheriff's office received information that an adult male was sending lewd photographs to two juvenile females. The sheriff's deputies then posed as the juvenile females via text messaging or social media. Huckaby then drove to a cemetery where he thought he was meeting the juvenile females for sexual relations. Lewis County deputies then took Mr. Huckaby into custody.
Huckaby remains lodged in the Lewis County Jail in lieu of a $50,000 cash only bond.