He was working as a contractor and volunteer in the Religious Support Office at Fort Leonard Wood at the time of his arrest.

A Waynesville man was charged with seven counts of statutory sodomy Fri., Nov. 30, 2018. He was working as a contractor and volunteer in the Religious Support Office at Fort Leonard Wood at the time of his arrest. He was a contractor from 2004 to 2017 and a volunteer from 2017 to 2018.

According to court documents, David McKay, 40, of Waynesville, was charged with seven counts of statutory sodomy in the second degree, two are Class D felonies and five are Class C felonies. Charges were filed on Fri., Nov. 30, 2018. McKay allegedly participated in sexual intercourse with juveniles less than 17 years of age. The incidents happened between February 2011 and January 2017, according to online court documents.

If convicted of the Class D felonies, McKay could face two to seven years in the Missouri Department of Corrections, up to a year of imprisonment in the county jail or other authorized penal institution, a fine of up to $10,000, or both imprisonment and a fine for each felony. If convicted of the Class C felonies, McKay could face two to seven years in the Missouri Department of Corrections, up to a year of imprisonment in the county jail or other authorized penal institution, a fine of up to $5,000, or both imprisonment and a fine for each felony.

McKay’s bond is set at $1 million cash only. His plea/trial setting is scheduled for Wed., Dec. 19, 2018 at 9 a.m.

When the allegations were first brought to the Army’s Criminal Investigation Command, Fort Leonard Wood took him away from his volunteer duties and denied him access to services and programs on the installation.

Fort Leonard Wood is offering counseling services for anyone involved in the allegations.

The Pulaski County Prosecutor’s Office is looking for additional victims. They urge anyone with information on the case to call Brian Gibbs at 573-774-4770.

Information on McKay’s status at Fort Leonard Wood was confirmed by the Fort Leonard Wood Public Affairs Office.

The Pulaski County Weekly will release more information as it becomes available.