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Rural Canton Man Arrested For 1st Degree Statutory Sodomy

Henry Schwartz

According to a report from the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office on August 3, 2016, the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office arrested Henry Schwartz, age 53, of Canton, Missouri on a charge of Statutory Sodomy-1st Degree, an unclassified felony. 

The arrest stems from a months long investigation conducted by the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office, Lewis County Juvenile Office and Missouri Children’s Division. 

Mr. Schwartz is alleged to have inappropriately touched a female juvenile in 1997 at his residence in rural Canton, Missouri.

Mr. Schwartz was indicted by a Lewis County Grand Jury in July, 2016.  He is currently lodged in the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office in lieu of a $50,000 cash only bond.

The charges for which Henry Schwartz has been arrested are mere accusations and are not evidence of guilt.