Jefferson City, Mo. (December 21, 2017) – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley announced that a Jackson County jury found Michael F. McNamara, 38, of Kansas City, to be a sexually violent predator on December 7.

McNamara is a diagnosed pedophile with a history of molesting prepubescent female children. In 2009, McNamara took a plea in Kansas City for probation after molesting a 6-year old girl he was babysitting. One month later, he molested two more girls, ages 6 and 7. When caught, McNamara also confessed to digitally penetrating a 3-year old girl, in 1996, while changing her diaper. McNamara was sent to prison and became parole eligible in 2015. He claimed the victims’ mothers were to blame for his offenses and he had no attraction to children. In 2015, the Missouri Attorney General filed a sexually violent predator petition to keep McNamara off the streets.  

McNamara was said to be a predator by the Department of Corrections, by a unanimous multidisciplinary team, and by a unanimous prosecutor committee. Additionally, the Department of Mental Health examiner opined he was a predator.

“Those who prey upon Missouri’s most vulnerable citizens will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” Hawley said. “I am grateful to the jury for agreeing that Mr. McNamara needs to be removed from society.”

McNamara will remain in a secure mental health facility for the treatment of dangerous sex offenders until such time he is safe to be at large.

The case was tried by Assistant Attorney General Ted Bruce.