Convicted child molester sentenced to 20 years

by Heartland News

CAPE GIRARDEAU, COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - A 26 year-old Cape Girardeau man was sentenced to 20 years in prison for having sex with a young girl.

The judge in the case sentenced Paul S. Simpson to 20 years behind bars for one count of statutory sodomy in the first degree.

Prosecutors say Simpson will be expected to serve at least 85 percent of his sentence and will be subject to lifetime supervision by the Board of Probation and Parole.

The victim in the case was a girl who was four years old when the abuse began.  Prosecutors say it continued for two or three years before the girl finally reported.

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