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THE MISSOURIAN

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 2020

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Man Indicted on More
Sexual Assault Charges
n Originally Charged With Rape in 2018
By Joe Barker

Assistant Managing Editor

A Franklin County man initially
charged with rape in 2018 is facing
more sexual assault charges after
being indicted by a Franklin County Grand Jury.
Casaibrian Prichard, 40, Catawissa, is now facing eight felony
charges after originally just being
charged with first-degree rape in
2018.
The Franklin County Grand
Jury recently reviewed the case
and tacked on additional charges.
Prichard is now charged with
three counts of first-degree rape,
three counts of first-degree sodomy, one count of invasion of privacy and one count of third-degree
assault.
The charges stem from multiple
incidents between Nov. 1, 2017,
and Aug. 23, 2018.
The investigation into Prichard
began April 18, 2018, after a woman contacted the Franklin County
Sheriff ’s Office alleging she had
been raped.
The woman told deputies she
was with friends at a Franklin
County bar. The group decided to
leave with a sober driver.
The driver took the group back
to his house where people continued to drink until everyone eventually went to bed.
The woman told deputies she
remembers “blacking out,” briefly
regaining consciousness and then
losing it again.
The woman told deputies when
she did regain consciousness, she
was unable to speak but was able

to identify the person who was assaulting her.
Franklin County deputies investigated the case and discovered the
woman was given a substance. The
substance was not prescribed to
her and had no reason to be in her
system, the sheriff ’s office said.
Detectives investigating the
case discovered the suspect, Prichard, had a prescription for medication which was the same classification of the substance found in the
woman’s system.
Prichard did not deny having sex
with the victim, but stated the intercourse was consensual, according to the original probable cause
statement filed in the case.
The initial case was forwarded
to the prosecuting attorney’s office
where charges were issued in September 2018.
An additional woman contacted
deputies in February 2019. She
told deputies she also was sexually
assault by Prichard.
Deputies continued the investigation into Prichard and found a
third person who they alleged was
victimized.
The Grand Jury indicted Prichard in late February. He was arrested on a no-bond warrant Friday, March 6, by the sheriff ’s
department.
Prichard is in custody at the
Franklin County Adult Detention
Center.
Detectives believe there could
be additional victims. Anyone who
has information about this case
is encouraged to call the Franklin
County Sheriff ’s Office Detective
Division at 636-583-2560.

Light Reading
Ella Kennon, left, and Leya Huynh read in their tent with flashlights Friday, March 6, at St. Francis Borgia Grade School. On Friday, students
wore pajamas for the “read in the dark” event. Sheets were used to make
reading tents. The reading event was a part of the school’s celebration of
Literacy Week.  
Missourian Photo.

Seeking Nominations
For Teacher of Year
n And Support Staff Person

By Susan Miller

Missourian Managing Editor

Nominations
are
now being accepted for
the WINGS Teacher of
the Year and Support
Staff Person of the Year
awards for the Washington School District.
WINGS officials said
anyone may submit
a nomination for the
Teacher of the Year.
If a parent or staff
member nominates a certified individual, they are
asked to provide a letter
of recommendation from
the building principal, insponsible for fees and cluding specific examples
textbooks. The program
is available in Union,
Rolla and online.
The intent of the
program is to encourage students to continue
taking
dual
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Enrollment for Three
For Free Under Way
Enrollment has begun for East Central
College’s Three for Free
summer
scholarship
program, which provides a student with a
tuition-free course over
the summer.
The program is for
students in the Class
of 2021 and 2022, who
have a 3.0 cumulative
high school grade-point
average or higher.
Students must sign
up before classes begin
June 1.
Early College Programs Director Megen
Strubberg said she
hopes the program is as

well received this year
as it was in 2019, the
inaugural year for the
program, when 98 students enrolled.
“It is a great opportunity to get one
tuition-free class, and
more if they choose, out
of the way, which can
lighten their course
load later,” Strubberg
said.
The name of the
program suggests only
classes worth three
credit hours are available, but the program
applies up to a five
credit hour course.
Students are only re-

Yoga Class for
Seniors Will
Be March 16

Medicare Seminar at Mercy
Mercy,
Washington
will offer “Getting Started,” a free, one-hour
educational
seminar

at Mercy Medical Building South (Patients First
Drive) in conference
rooms A and B.
Only 30 spots are
available for each session.
Participants are asked to
wear comfortable clothing
and arrive 10 minutes before the class begins.
Mats will be available
to purchase for $6, or participants can bring their
own.
To register, call Denise
Wilson at 636-390-1459.

Wednesday, March 11 at
Sessions will include
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who are or will soon be and B and Part D, and
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The event is open to on the seminar, call 314anyone in the communi- 364-3441 or visit mercy.
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as listed on the nomination form.
Teacher of the Year
nominations are due on
April 28.
The nominations will
be submitted to the superintendent, who along
with a committee, will review them and select up
to 10 for final selection by
the WINGS board.
Nominees will be announced at the Back to
School ceremony in August, and the winner will
be announced at WINGS
Hall of Honor in September.
The WINGS Teacher
of the Year also will be
the district’s nomination
for the Missouri Department of Elementary and
Secondary
Education
(DESE) Regional Teacher of the Year award in
2021. Finalists are then
considered for the Missouri State Teacher of the
Year.
By announcing the local Teacher of the Year
at the beginning of the
school year, the nominee
will have several months
to complete the application and requirements
for regional competition.
Support Staff
Support Staff Person
of the Year nominations
also are being sought.

Anyone can nominate
a person; however, if it is
someone other than the
building principal/supervisor, a letter of support
from them is to be included with the nomination.
The person selected
by WINGS will be recognized at the end-of-year
ceremony in May.
Support staff nominations are due March 25.
Nomination
forms
for both awards can be
found on the district’s
website.

Next PAT Play
Group Will Be
Wednesday

The
Washington
School Parents as Teachers (PAT) program will
offer play groups this
spring.
This program is for
all families with children
from prenatal to 5 years.
Play groups will be
held March 11, March 18,
March 25, April 1, April 8,
April 15, April 22, April
29, May 6 and May 13,
from 9 to 10 a.m. at the
ElC Building.
For more information
or to enroll, call 636-2312820 or email Sandra.gildehaus@washington.k12.
mo.us.

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