Cole County man sentenced for statutory sodomy, child molestation
JEFFERSON CITY - Officials said Thursday a Cole County man was sentenced to 25 years in first degree statutory sodomy and first degree child molestation.
According to prosecutors, Arthur Earl, 71, was found guilty in December, 2015. He was sentenced Thursday in the Department of Corrections by Circuit Court Judge Patricia Joyce.
Earl assaulted the 6-year-old victim while babysitting on July 7, 2014, officers said.