Man faces possible life sentence for sexual abuse
ODESSA (AP) — An 80-year-old Missouri man who was convicted of abusing two young girls faces a possible life sentence.
The Missouri Attorney General's office says Arthur Sanders, of Odessa, was convicted Feb. 8 of 11 counts of child molestation and sodomy for sexually abusing the girls while he was their after-school caretaker.
He was arrested after one of the girls went to a school counselor after five years of abuse.
During his trial, a previous victim said Sanders also abused her in the early 1980s but that she was encouraged by family to stay quiet.
Sanders is scheduled to be sentenced on April 2.