Northwest Missouri man sentenced in child sex abuse

8 months 1 week 23 hours ago Tuesday, September 12 2017 Sep 12, 2017 Tuesday, September 12, 2017 10:31:00 AM CDT September 12, 2017 in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. JOSEPH (AP) — A former Missouri corrections officer will serve at least 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to sexually abusing a minor.

The St. Joseph News-Press reports 35-year-old Roger Briggs of Polo pleaded guilty Monday to first-degree sodomy. He was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 30 years.

A probable cause statement filed when Briggs was arrested in June accused him of abusing a 7-year-old child several times over five years.

He was working for the Missouri Department of Corrections before his arrest.

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