Dunivan, 60, of Poplar Bluff, is accused of having “deviate sexual intercourse with a child" in Poplar Bluff, Ripley County, and in a motel in Jefferson City. .Associate Circuit Judge Thomas D. Swindle set Dunivan’s bond at $100,000 on first degree sexual sodomy charges and issued the warrant for his arrest. But Dunivan disappeared.
As of Monday, investigators with the Missouri State Highway Patrol have searched different residences and cabins in both Ripley and Butler County but have not found the fugitive clerk.
Dunivan served as the Butler County Clerk for twenty years before retiring last year.
Dunivan was last seen July 11 driving a red, 2000 Toyota Tacoma with a camper shell. The vehicle has Missouri license plates numbered 241-NN4. State police warn that Dunivan may be armed.
Dunivan's wife, Caroline, told KSVS Heartland News Tuesday that she wants people to remember the two little girls her husband allegedly abused.
She worries people will forget about the victims, because her husband was the County Clerk for 20 years; an elected official, who people respected very much, according to the KSVS report.
If convicted of the sodomy charge, the former public official faces 10
years to life in prison.