Man sentenced for multiple sex crimes against a child

1 year 10 months 2 days ago Thursday, July 26 2018 Jul 26, 2018 Thursday, July 26, 2018 3:52:00 PM CDT July 26, 2018 in News
By: Blake Sammann, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

CAMDEN COUNTY - A Camden County judge Thursday sentenced a man convicted of sex crimes against a child.

Andrew Wayne Lester was ordered to spent up to 20 years in prison after he was found guilty of five counts of statutory sodomy involving a child under 12. 

Prosecuting attorney Heather Miller praised the victim's courage in coming forward and telling someone about the abuse.

"This child made the conscious decision to speak out - not only to stop this assault, but to protect those younger children who could not speak for themselves. I am lucky to have known them and I am humbled by their bravery,” she said.

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