A Pike County man has been charged with child sex crimes, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Springfield.
46-year-old Ralph David Hathaway faces a charge of transportation of a minor to engage in illegal sexual activity, as well as two counts of travel with intent to engage in illicit sexual contact.
The indictment against Hathaway says that he transported a minor from South Carolina to Missouri in June to engage in illegal sexual activity. Hathaway is also alleged to have traveled to South Carolina on two other occasions to engage in illicit sexual activity with a minor.
If convicted, Hathaway faces 10 years to life in prison.