Platte City Ward 1 alderman faces sexual misconduct charge
11:11 AM, Aug 31, 2010
7:37 PM, Aug 31, 2010
PLATTE CITY, Missouri - A Platte City alderman is accused of sexual misconduct.
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Charles Cook, 58, was allegedly driving a woman home from her
work at a Platte City Price Chopper grocery store on August 19 when
the incident happened.
The woman told police Cook asked her if she was satisfied
sexually at home.
“After a brief stop at a friend's house, the woman
returned to Cook's truck, where Cook allegedly asked her
‘would this satisfy you?’ The woman said when she
looked down, Cook had his pants down,” according to a
statement from the Platte County prosecutor.
After complying with the woman’s request to pull up his
pants, Cook drove the woman home.
The woman reported Cook's alleged crime to police within two
hours of the offense.
Platte County Prosecutor Eric Zahnd the woman and Cook are
friends. He adds that they did not have a romantic
Zahnd says the woman is married.
According to neighbors Cook is married and has one adult
"You would think somebody, whether they are an alderman or with
the city, would never do anything like that. I just can't believe
it," says Floyd Dennis who has lived across the street from Cook
for several years.
Cook is charged with second degree sexual misconduct. He will be
issued a summons to appear in court, and, if convicted, he faces up
to six months in jail and/or a fine of up to $500.
Cook is an alderman for Platte City’s Ward I, representing
the northwestern area of the city.