WASHINGTON, Missouri — A 48-year-old man admitted to taking a 8-year-old girl to a motel room room for sex and feeding her methamphetamine.
On January 1st, Brett Pendleton, rented a room at the American Inn on East Fifth Street. According to police reports, Pendleton had the child with him when he entered the room.
Once returned, the child told the mother that Pendleton had hurt her. The relationship between the child’s mother and the suspect is unclear.
According to police, the child said the suspect forced her to participate in several different types of sexual acts. The child also said the suspect made her eat methamphetamine, smoke marijuana, and smoke cigarettes.
The mother took the child to a local hospital and filed a police report.
Pendleton apparently left the hotel but was taken into custody after a traffic stop.
Pendleton admitted to giving the child methamphetamine by rolling it in toilet paper and then feeding it to her. He also confessed to having sexual contact with the girl, according to police.
Investigators said evidence from inside the hotel room matched the victim’s statements.
Pendleton was charged with one count of statutory sodomy or attempted statutory sodomy deviate sexual intercourse with a person under the age of 12, and an additional count of first-degree endangering the welfare of a child creating substantial risk. He remains jailed on a $250,000 cash bond.