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Kansas City Man Claims Sexual Assault of Children on Being a Bad Tickler

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Police believe a man is guilty in sexual assault of two children, blaming alleged rape on being a "bad tickler". Protect your family and those around you: know who registered sex offenders are in your neighborhood and be aware of their presence and your children.
If you suspect sexual abuse of an individual or child, contact the FBI directly or anonymously now via its online form. The Federal Bureau of Investigation may be contacted additionally via its FBI Cyber Tip Line for Exploited Children or at the agency's toll-free FBI Telephone tip line 1-800-843-5678
26-year-old Mark Thomas is already in jail, awaiting prosecution on a separate sodomy charge that involves a six-year-old girl,  a sexual assault police believe occurred less than one month ago by the man. Mark Thomas has now been charged with sodomizing another child -- a four-year-old girl who police believe was sexually assaulted in a hotel room.
Court documents say Kansas City, Missouri, resident Mark Thomas has told police he was just a "bad tickler" and that his finger slipped.
It's one of the most unsettling or even paralyzing topic for parents, but one of the most important. According to 'Family Watchdog' (, a website specializing in identifying registered sex offenders and child molesters:
"1 of 5 girls and 1 of 6 boys will be molested before their 18th birthday, 90% of all sexual assaults against children are committed by someone known by the victim, the typical sexual predator will sexually assault 117 times before being caught -- and the re-arrest rate for convicted child molesters is 52%."
Sexual molestation, rape and sexual assault can happen in close range -- even next door. Read to learn about the Oprah interview with two sisters who endured assault for years -- and the neighbor who came to their aid, to help stop the sexual abuse the girls battled.
The twin sisters tell their story of sexual assault by people they knew -- in their own words -- in the official Oprah website video of the show's episode that aired on 02-08-11 and can be watched in full here.
The following is only a small portion websites related to sexual assault, the perpetrators and identification of sex offenders -- including just some of the more popular free and paid online services for finding sex offenders within local neighborhoods:
'Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website' (, 'California Sex Offenders Registry' ( and 'Life 360' (
Each U.S. state additionally offers specific websites dedicated to helping residents, families and parents locate and be aware of sex offenders who are registered in a database. Additionally the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) online offers information and resources concerning finding sexual predators or registered sex offenders -- including direct links at the FBI website for every U.S. state and that state's registered sex offenders.
If you suspect sexual assault or abuse of an individual or children, contact the FBI immediately. If you have not already done so, watch the Oprah 02-8-11 video episode now to understand the crucial importance of why never to wait in any instance of suspected sexual abuse or exploitation of children. Quickly locate a local FBI Field Office in the United States or submit an entirely anonymous tip to the FBI.


Kansas City Police Department (KCPD) - Missouri
1125 Locust Street
Kansas City , MO 64106
United States
Phone: (816) 234-5000
39° 6' 0.612" N, 94° 34' 38.424" W
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