A 37-year-old man with a listed address in rural Platte County stands charged with one felony count of sodomy for an alleged 2014 sexual assault of another man that took place in English Landing Park. Oliver Hall, who lives on NW Bluff Drive, continues to deny any involvement in the incident. However, court records show that a 26-year-old male called the Parkville Police Department just before 3 a.m. on July 29, 2014 from downtown Parkville, Mo. to report a kidnapping and sexual assault. Visual and physical evidence later linked Hall to alleged crime.
According to a probable cause statement, the victim claimed to have been drinking at a Westport bar when he went outside for fresh air.
An unknown male approached him and offered a ride, and the victim accepted. The suspect identified himself only as ‘O’ after returning to pick up the victim in what was described as a maroon Nissan Altima.
O then drove to a residential subdivision unknown to the victim but within earshot of a train.
After exiting the car and entering a home, the suspect returned with two malt beverages and a bottle of vodka before driving the victim into a parking area near a trail. The two walked into a wooded area where O allegedly struck the victim with a closed fist, held him to the ground and sexually assaulted him.
The assault stopped when the victim fought back and yelled, “Stop,” according to his statement. O put his pants back on and went back to the car and left.
The victim went to a local hospital to receive treatment and was found to have a blood-alcohol level almost three times the legal limit.
Upon investigation, officers located the suspected crime scene in an area of English Landing Park, not far from where the victim was found after calling for help. They found the victim’s hat and lighter along with sunglasses, a pair of bolt cutters, two empty malt beverage bottles and an empty bottle of vodka.
The victim identified Hall as the man who attacked him from a photo lineup, and he was taken into custody.
In an initial interview, Hall denied knowing Palmer and denied any involvement in the alleged crime. He did admit to driving a rental car described as a maroon Nissan Altima but could not explain why the victim accused him of the crime.
Early last month, tests on physical evidence collected from the victim was linked to Hall, according to court documents, and during an interview Tuesday, Dec. 8, Hall again denied knowing or having contact with the victim. The charge was filed against him later that day.