A Kansas City man accused of kidnapping, drugging and raping two young teenage girls has pleaded not guilty in Platte County court.
Jerry Hinshaw, 50, remains in custody in the Platte County Detention Center on $100,000 cash-only bond, facing a bevy of felony charges, including kidnapping, statutory rape, sexual exploitation of a minor, endangering the welfare of a child and possession of child pornography. Hinshaw is scheduled to appear before Platte County Circuit Court judge James Van Amburg on Thursday, Nov. 29.
According to court documents, Hinshaw traveled from his Parkville-area residence on March 15 to Platte City to pick up a 13-year-old girl at the Dollar General Store. He returned with her to his apartment and the minor child was reported as a runaway in Platte City. Later, he picked up another girl – a 15-year-old – in Riverside and took her to his apartment as well.
Both girls spent the night and later told police Hinshaw had given them each a pill that made them feel dizzy and sick to their stomachs. They were taken to the bedroom, where Hinshaw allegedly helped them undress and tied one girl up. In police statements, the girls said first one was sexually assaulted, then the other. One victim said Hinshaw had done this to her many times in the past.
After his arrest, Hinshaw at first lied to police, then admitted he had picked up both girls and given them Abilify, an antipsychotic drug Hinshaw himself had been prescribed because “they wanted to get high.” Hinshaw admitted he had taken photos of the two girls together in bed, but denied any other sexual indiscretions, other than having sexual thoughts about both girls.
Hinshaw said he did know both girls had been reported missing and admitted he had withheld information about their whereabouts from police.