NewsKansas City Public Safety


Nevada, Missouri, man convicted on 33 counts of sexual abuse crimes

Prison Bars
Posted at 11:57 AM, Jul 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-22 12:57:30-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Jackson County Prosecutor's Office convicted a Nevada, Missouri, man on 33 sex-related crimes which began in 2006 and happened in Jackson County.

Stephen D. Turner, 55, was convicted on multiple counts of sodomy, child molestation, first degree statutory sodomy, first degree statutory rape, second degree statutory sodomy, second degree statutory rape, forcible rape and use of a child in sexual performance.

According to court documents, one victim reported the first incident with Turner was when she was four years old.

The crimes took place at homes located in Kansas City, Independence, Blue Springs and Springfield, Missouri.

Turner will be sentenced at a future date which has yet to be set.

For jurisdictions that utilize the Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers Tips Hotline, anonymous tips can be made by calling 816-474-TIPS (8477), submitting the tip online or through the free mobile app at

Annual homicide details and data for the Kansas City area are available through the KSHB 41 News Homicide Tracker, which was launched in 2015. Read the KSHB 41 News Mug Shot Policy.