A 27-year-old Kansas City man has been accused of sexually abusing two cousins during a period of about a year.
Jackson County prosecutors have charged Emmitt M. Smith of Kansas City with two counts of first-degree statutory sodomy, two counts of attempted forcible sodomy and one count of sexual misconduct involving a child.
According to court documents:
Smith is accused of molesting the girls between April, 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011, when the girls were 9 years old.
They abuse was reported in 2012.
The abuse went unreported, a victim told police, because the suspect allegedly threatened to kill the girls’ mothers.
Smith was arrested in March.