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Former Scott County deputy found guilty of statutory sodomy

Published: Jun. 10, 2021 at 7:04 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 10, 2021 at 10:26 PM CDT
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SCOTT COUNTY, Mo. (KFVS) - A Cape Girardeau County jury found a former Scott County sheriff’s deputy guilty of having sexual contact with a minor

According to Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney Mark Welker, a jury convicted 32-year-old Brandon Cook on a felony charge of statutory sodomy.

Cook’s lawyers then asked for an immediate sentencing hearing, and jurors handed down a two-year sentence.

But then, Welker said the judge decided to continue Cook’s case to decide if he should serve that sentence or be given probation.

Jurors found Cook guilty of having contact with a 16-year-old boy while on duty back in May of 2018.

He’s out on bail until that judge hands down his sentencing decision.

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