Two men were arrested by Sedalia Police on November 3 and are accused of having sex with underage runaways in a local motel.

According to the Sedalia Police Department, officers were dispatched to the American Inn on S. Limit on October 25 when they learned that juvenile runaways were possibly in a room at the motel. Two juvenile females were found in the company of two men.

Police say an investigation led to the discovery that the men had sex with the juveniles. 25-year-old Samuel Gravitt III and 22-year-old Wayne Gravitt were both arrested and taken to the Pettis County Jail.

Both men face charges including second degree statutory rape, second degree statutory sodomy, and second degree endangering the welfare of a child.

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