Former Clever mayor held without bond...

Former Clever mayor held without bond in molestation charges

There are 23 comments on the Ozarks Newsstand - Marshfield Mail story from Aug 8, 2007, titled Former Clever mayor held without bond in molestation charges. In it, Ozarks Newsstand - Marshfield Mail reports that:

Posted Monday, Aug. 6, 2007 After purportedly telling law enforcement that he would go home and "take care of things" and leave the state, the former mayor of Clever and convicted sex offender Mark A. Keithley ... via Ozarks Newsstand - Marshfield Mail

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lexi

AOL

#1 Aug 18, 2007
maybe if the "authorities" of this backwards town paid more attention to THIS kind of thing instead of how tall someone's grass is they wouldnt HAVE this kind of problem!!!
Big Bob

Springfield, MO

#2 Aug 28, 2007
Well from what it sounds like, it's time for you city to get raid of the old and bring in some new. I am a police officer myself and if that job opened I would job, all over it. I loved the city and I know I could change it.
Crystal

United States

#3 Dec 12, 2007
I would like to write this to set a record straight. Mark Keithley is a very good man. I have been on the inside of some of this matter. I would like to let everyone know that he did NOT moleste his family or anyone else for that matter. I know this straight from the source. there were a lot of misconceptions in this case so people should be less quick to judge not knowing nothing at all about the INSIDE facts. That people are not discussing. Mark is not a molester he is a good christian man, who was wrongly accused.
Tiffanie

Joplin, MO

#4 Apr 19, 2008
I just love how everybody seems to know so much more about our life than we do.... And you know i just love reading what you all think about us... to be honest i think you all need to grow some balls and just tell us to our face and as for you crystal how the hell would you know... thats right you wouldn't, you don't live here and you have no idea what happened and what didn't happen... i don't appreciate your comments and i think you and your whole family need to keep your noses in your own damn business.... and in your words we "drug induced flusies" couldn't care less what you think as far as we are concerned you can say whatever you want but you don't know. And you can run straight to my daddy and tell him i said that because we have already talked about it. You know on those days where they allow him to have visitors... oh wait you wouldn't konw bcuz you never go see him anyways... some family you are.... Yeah so take the hint and stay out of shit you know nothing about....
BluFntm

Springfield, MO

#5 May 3, 2008
I am the Father Of the first conviction Mark received, so I know what kink of rapist and child molester he is. I have no problem beliving he has molested alarge number of his female family members. Just becouse you go to church don't mean you are a good person
BluFntm

Springfield, MO

#6 May 3, 2008
I live in Marionville NOT Halltown
family

Sparta, MO

#7 Jun 25, 2008
BluFntm wrote:
I am the Father Of the first conviction Mark received, so I know what kink of rapist and child molester he is. I have no problem beliving he has molested alarge number of his female family members. Just becouse you go to church don't mean you are a good person
I am his niece thank you, I have never been molestedby Mark or anyone else for that matter. I wasn't around with your daughters case, so I know nothing but what I've heard. Let me tell you, Im not the kind of person to cause a huge fight so I'll just leave that one alone. All I'm gonna say is that MY UNCLE is a good man whether you or anyone else thinks he isn't. Whoever has a problem with that and feels the need to judge, well you will be judged by a bigger power, so go ahead and judge as you will.
Wondering

Springfield, MO

#8 Jun 26, 2008
Mark is a work of art. Anyone that touches a child should be in jail. The police have to have proable cause to arrest him, so something is there
hmm

Ozark, MO

#9 Jun 30, 2008
Wondering wrote:
Mark is a work of art. Anyone that touches a child should be in jail. The police have to have proable cause to arrest him, so something is there
There is nothing there, that is why the case does not exist anymore. Do you know anything in detail about the case, or are you just saying about what you have read on here? Mark did not touch a child, what was said was totally taken out of context by authorities. By the way, the girls still talk to him, and support him currently.
Amanda

Kansas City, MO

#10 Jul 30, 2008
For your gad damn information NO I DO NOT TALK TO OR SUPPORT THIS SON OF A B***H! i havnt the whole damn time nor will i d\start so if you dont know what the F$@K you are talking about the shut the f$@k up. and for all of you people who dont think it happened how would you know you didnt experiance this, see, it or anything so shut the fuck up i know what happened i experianced it i am one of the kids so everyone else needs to shut the F$@K UP ALREADY!!!!
BluFntm

United States

#11 Aug 4, 2008
Amanda
Just remember YOU HAVE DONE NOTHING WRONG. So hold your head up high and don't worry about the people who don't beleive you. I gave Mark a chance in the past --Did me no good-- And nobody beleived us but he has kept doing the same thing over and over again. So keep the faith he will get justice one of these days. I really do feel for you so keep your chin up.
Just someone from clever

Roby, MO

#12 Aug 4, 2008
Amanda wrote:
For your gad damn information NO I DO NOT TALK TO OR SUPPORT THIS SON OF A B***H! i havnt the whole damn time nor will i d\start so if you dont know what the F$@K you are talking about the shut the f$@k up. and for all of you people who dont think it happened how would you know you didnt experiance this, see, it or anything so shut the fuck up i know what happened i experianced it i am one of the kids so everyone else needs to shut the F$@K UP ALREADY!!!!
So were you forced to go to court and sit with your whole family who was supporting him? I heard that everyone was crushed that he was getting some more time, were you happy? cause it sounds like you want him in there longer? Why is one of your sisters telling people that it is all lies?
Tired old bag

Hollister, MO

#13 Aug 11, 2008
Amanda wrote:
For your gad damn information NO I DO NOT TALK TO OR SUPPORT THIS SON OF A B***H! i havnt the whole damn time nor will i d\start so if you dont know what the F$@K you are talking about the shut the f$@k up. and for all of you people who dont think it happened how would you know you didnt experiance this, see, it or anything so shut the fuck up i know what happened i experianced it i am one of the kids so everyone else needs to shut the F$@K UP ALREADY!!!!
You don't support him, do you support your mom and her new man?
kay

Rogers, AR

#14 Nov 13, 2008
Crystal is his neice. She neglected to say that he was convicted in the 80's of raping a 13 year old. I also know of one other that he raped but the girl was to scared to come forward. She was close to the same age. Just because you walk into church on Sunday doesn't mean you aren't a creep!
Crystal

Sparta, MO

#15 Dec 22, 2008
Kuddos Kay for knowing me. Now, I think I know who you are so why don't you confront the family to our faces. And I wouldnt be accusing without facts.
Crystal

Sparta, MO

#16 Dec 22, 2008
Oh thats right, no one in Clever does that! Well, I guess your a bigger person when you do it behind someone's back, so they are helpless of defending themselves. That is the way your family does it right? Like your son, if this is the Kay I think it is, he wanted to take my brain damaged sister out in the woods in the dark and leave her there. Heard it from his mouth. You stand on your soapbox, one day you will be knocked down.
Kay

Bentonville, AR

#17 Mar 15, 2009
Wrong Kay! I have know idea what you are talking about!
Sad

Columbia, MO

#18 May 4, 2009
Crystal!!!!
You are a nice girl. Alot of people like you too.
Just like people like Mark. But just like Mark people don't know the trueth about you as well.
You support this man even though you know how he is.People support you even though they know about you. Why!! I don't know?? You ask what did you do?? Well, why did your daddy take you out of school?? That's all I'm going to say about that.
Just like Mark you are quite the flart!! And just like Mark you enjoy the opposite sex chasing you, even though your married.You sure know how to come on to the guys even though they are married just like you. By the way you have a cute husband!!! Maybe I should come on to him! No I won't do that because unlike you I charish my marriage!!!!
SHOCKED

Nacogdoches, TX

#19 Jan 27, 2010
wow im new to clever and wanted to get to know the town a little better so i stumbled onto this site and.....holy smokes there is drama and quite the tangled mess here! amazing how in a small town how nasty people can be to one another! and on this subject where the victims are children the adults should be doing everything in their power to protect them and support them and make sure they know they will be safe and that they have people who believe them and they can trust. Rest asure that my children will NEVER be out of my sight.
a survior not a victim

Jay, OK

#20 Feb 2, 2010
I was the first to go to court against mark. No one will ever know what as a 15yr child I really went thru as half the family turned their backs and walked away. So many people wanted me to act as if it did not happen and just let it go. This did not happen and he plead guilty. He served 4 months in jail and got to come home to his wife and children. He went on with his life and I went on with mine. I will never be the same as I was before and I am sorry that any other child or teenager had to go this after me. All I know I prayed that Mark would never face these charges again not because it was just ingored but because he would never hurt anyone again. It is a very sad day that he went back to jail and more children have had to face the courtroom. There should be no child ever have to go thru this. I am sad for Mark and his family that it seems they never got it together and moved forward. I do not and will not live this everyday of my life because I am no longer a victim I have made the choice to move forward and not look back. Please pray for all involved there is wounds that will take years to heal but it can be done.

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