Sexual abuse added to Scott City man's charges
By: Heartland News
BENTON, Mo. - A Scott City man who was arrested for a brutal beating of his girlfriend's son now faces sexual abuse charges.
In April police arrested Travis Eaker on charges of beating the seven-year-old boy so badly he ruptures the child's pancreas.
Medical examiners later discovered that the child had also been sexually abused.
Now police say Eaker faces 15 counts of statutory sodomy over a several month period involving the little boy as well as another five-year-old child.