On January 26th, Sedalia Police took a report in reference to sex crimes against children that reportedly had been occurring for several years in the 1500 block of West 9th Street.

The case was transferred to the Sedalia Police Department's Criminal Investigations Bureau for further investigation.

Through the course of the investigation, evidence was gained and seized to substantiate sexual abuse allegations.

On the afternoon of February 10, Detectives located and arrested Paul J. Schraml IV, 29, of Sedalia. Schraml was transported to the Pettis County Jail, where he was placed on a 24-hour hold and is currently being held on no bond.

Charges of Statutory Rape in the 1st Degree, two counts of Statutory Sodomy in the 1st Degree, two counts of Child Molestation in the 1st Degree, two counts of Incest, Sexual Misconduct Involving a Child, and Tampering with Physical Evidence in a Felony Prosecution are being sought.