Kennett, Mo. man sentenced to 90 years in prison for sexually assaulting 2 children
CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTY, Mo. (KFVS) - A Kennett man was sentenced to 90 years in prison on rape and sodomy charges.
According to a release from the Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, Timothy Meding, 56, was sentenced to 90 years in the Department of Corrections on Monday, February 6 by Judge Scott A. Lipke.
Meding was tried in Cape Girardeau County on January 4-5 and found guilty of first-degree statutory rape and four counts of first-degree statutory sodomy.
According to a release from the Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, the jury was out for about an hour and 40 minutes before returning guilty verdicts on all charges.
At the trial, they said Meding was confronted by his victims who were children at the time of the offenses.
According to the release, on April 10, 2020, the Cape Girardeau police investigated Meding for sexually assaulting two children in Cape Girardeau. He was formally charged on July 9, 2020.
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