Columbia man charged with sexually abusing two girls

Cale Kliethermes

A Columbia man is facing multiple child sex crimes charges after two victims come forward, one saying she was molested for the past seven years.

Cale Kliethermes, 41, was charged Friday with child molestation, sexual misconduct involving a child under 15, and three counts of endangering the welfare of a child. 

The probable cause statement says one of the victims told police she didn’t report the assault earlier because she was worried that when Kliethermes got out of jail he might hurt her. 

At least a portion of the abuse happened at Kliethermes’ house.