OSAGE BEACH, Mo. -- A 30-year veteran of the Osage Beach Police Department is suspended after being charged with sexual abuse and sodomy. Court documents say a woman says she had sexual relations with Lt. Richard Calvino several times more than two decades ago. It happened when the woman was between the ages of 11 and 17.
The former babysitter says Calvino committed the acts at the officer's home, the Osage Beach industrial parks, and at the Missouri state park in Osage Beach. She told police that Calvino would make advances and perform various sexual acts when she babysat. She also told investigators that Calvino taught her how to drive in exchange for sexual acts. Court records show she told officers, "she looked up to Calvino as a father figure."
The woman claims her memories were repressed until 2009 when she started going to therapy during a divorce. Since September of that year, the Missouri Highway Patrol got involved.