Guilty verdict in child molestation case takes 15 minutes

By Heartland News

NEW MADRID COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - A New Madrid county jury wasted no time convicting a Stoddard county man of molesting a child.

Prosecutors charged Charles Copen junior with two counts of child molestation.
     
It took jurors 15 minutes to find him guilty on both counts.
     
Copen's sentencing is set for September 14, 2010.
     
The case was moved from Stoddard to New Madrid county on a change of venue.

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