On Tuesday January 21st, Kirksville Police responded to a home on Grim Drive in reference to a suspected sexual assault involving a mentally/physically handicapped female victim. With the help of the victim??s service provider, the Kirksville Police Department began an investigation into the incident.
During the investigation, evidence was gathered linking the suspect Chad Kelsall, 40, of Greentop, Mo., to sexual abuse of the victim.Kelsall has been arrested and charged with attempted sexual abuse, a Class D Felony.
Kelsall is currently being held in the Adair County Detention Facility on a $10,000 cash-only bond.Anyone with information regarding criminal activity is encouraged to contact the Kirksville Police Department at (660) 785-6945, Dispatch at (660) 665-5621, anonymously at (660) 627-BUST or email firstname.lastname@example.org.