Audrain County man pleads guilty to 12 felony counts
MEXICO - A man pleaded guilty to 12 felony counts, just before he was set to begin a three-day jury trial in Audrain County Wednesday morning.
34-year-old Travis Kelly pleaded guilty to forcible sodomy, statutory sodomy, child abuse and endangering the welfare of a child, after abusing a then 9-year-old girl in 2014 and 2015.
Kelly received 30 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections by Judge David Mobley.
Shellabarger also stated the Rainbow House Child Advocacy Center, Mexico Public Safetly Department, Children's Division and community organizations wanted to make sure this case was handled in a professional manner while ensuring the victims safety.