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Man from Nixa Accused of Child Molestation Spanning Decades

A man from Nixa is facing several charges after multiple victims came forward with allegations of sexual assault while they were children.

Howard Coomer is facing multiple charges, including:

  • Three counts of first-degree sodomy
  • Felony child molestation
  • Felony sodomy, or attempted sodomy
  • Furnishing child pornography

Investigators say two victims under the age of 13 came to police with allegations against Coomer, who was born in 1942.

The children said he had repeatedly touched them inappropriately, and that they were scared to come forward because of his gun collection.

After the children came forward, another victim gave her statement, saying Coomer had sexually assaulted them as well.

The victim is in their 50s and said the crimes occurred during their childhood.

Coomer was charged on July 11, but no paperwork on an arrest has been filed at this time.