KCK man charged with attempted rape of child in Craigslist case

A 22-year-old Kansas City, Kan., man was charged with attempted rape of a child under 14 years old, as well as other charges, today in a case involving Craigslist.

According to Wyandotte County District Attorney Jerome A. Gorman, charges were filed against Zachary Taylor Garrett.

He was charged with attempted rape of a child under 14, attempted aggravated indecent liberties with a child under 14, and aggravated child endangerment.

The charges stemmed from an investigation into a posting on the website Craigslist that resulted in Garrett offering to provide a 2-year-old child to undercover agents for the purpose of sexual activity, according to the district attorney’s office.

The investigation was initiated several weeks ago near Springfield, Mo., and ultimately led to Garrett’s arrest in the 3300 block of North 59th Terrace in Kansas City, Kan.

Bond was set at $500,000.

The case was investigated by the Kansas City, Kan., Police Department, the Marshfield, Mo., Police Department and the Department of Homeland Security.

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