Foster Parent Jailed For Abuse

1 decade 8 months 3 weeks ago Sunday, September 02 2007 Sep 2, 2007 Sunday, September 02, 2007 5:14:49 PM CDT September 02, 2007 in News
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JOPLIN (AP) - A former Jasper County foster parent has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for sexually abusing an eleven-year-old boy the state had put in his care. Mark Vogl was sentenced Thursday to two 15-year terms, to be served concurrently. Vogl pleaded guilty in June to two counts of first-degree statutory sodomy, before his case was to go to trial. The sexual abuse reportedly took place while the boy was placed in Vogl's home, and during visits to Vogl's home after the boy had been placed elsewhere. Investigators say they suspected there were more male sexual abuse victims in Vogl's case, including other foster children. But the Jasper County Prosecutor agreed not to pursue further cases in exchange for the guilty pleas.

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