User Login    
 + Register
News : Church Youth Leader Sentenced For Sexual Exploitation Of Children
Posted by Randy on 2013/12/10 10:15:03 (585 reads) News by the same author

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that an Ava, Mo., man who volunteered as a church youth leader was sentenced in federal court for enticing minors for illegal sexual activity.

Click to see original Image in a new window

Brent “Pete” Turley, 23, of Ava, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Gary Fenner to 10 years in federal prison without parole.

On July 23, 2013, Turley pleaded guilty to using the Internet and a cell phone to attempt to entice a 14-year-old child victim to engage in illegal sexual activity. Turley, a youth leader at the church his victim attended, had been sending sexually explicit text messages. A law enforcement officer was using the child victim’s phone to investigate after the parents contacted authorities. Turley made arrangements with the undercover officer to meet the child victim at a local park, where he was arrested on March 19, 2012. Condoms were located in Turley’s pocket and a firearm was found in his truck.

Turley also pleaded guilty to a separate count of using the Internet and a cell phone to entice a second child victim to engage in illegal sexual activity. Turley admitted that he engaged in illicit sexual activity with a 15-year-old victim. Turley used Facebook text messages to arrange a meeting with the child victim at a softball field in Mansfield, Mo. During the meeting, which occurred in February 2012, the child victim performed oral sex upon Turley in his vehicle. The child victim was later interviewed at the Child Advocacy Center and confirmed Turley’s admission.

According to court documents, Turley also admitted to law enforcement officers that he took a third child victim, whom he believed to be as young as 12 years old (but who was actually 14 years old) to see the “Yogi Bear” movie at a theater in Mountain Grove, Mo., in late 2010 or early 2011. During the movie, Turley digitally penetrated the child’s vagina. The victim was later interviewed and confirmed the illicit sexual conduct.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney James J. Kelleher. It was investigated by the Southwest Missouri Cybercrimes Task Force and the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend Create a PDF from the article


Other articles
2014/10/21 10:53:20 - Missouri Chomps Listless Florida, 42-13
2014/10/21 10:51:08 - Local Dream Factory Organization Raises 7 Thousand Dollars
2014/10/21 10:50:28 - KC Chiefs Grab Huge AFC West Win In San Diego
2014/10/21 10:50:00 - For First Time Since '85, World Series Returns To Kansas City
2014/10/21 10:46:38 - Firefighters Respond To RV Fire In Trenton
2014/10/21 10:43:58 - Two Jamesport Teens Injured In Saturday Wreck
2014/10/21 10:40:52 - Personal Body Cameras For Trenton Police Department Topic Of Open Line
2014/10/21 10:35:17 - Wright Memorial Hospital To Hold Sale At Old Hospital
2014/10/21 8:50:00 - Trenton Rallies For Win #2 At Concordia
2014/10/21 8:36:22 - State Champion Jefferson Eagles Have Four All-Staters
2014/10/21 8:20:56 - HDC Champion Winston Places Four Boys On First Team
2014/10/21 8:03:04 - Grand River Co-Champion Gallatin Bulldogs Place Three On Softball First Team
2014/10/21 7:48:21 - Trenton Lady Bulldogs Receive Six All-District Selections
2014/10/21 7:36:49 - Class 2 Quarterfinalist Brookfield Receives Postseason Awards
2014/10/21 4:36:33 - Airbag Defect Spurs Recall Of 4.7 Million Vehicles
2014/10/21 4:25:36 - Dish Loses 7 Channels In Contract Dispute With Turner Broadcasting
2014/10/21 4:20:59 - Survey Prompts Complaints By Missouri Parents
2014/10/21 4:15:49 - 13 Injured In Missouri School Bus Collision
2014/10/21 4:12:44 - State Sen. Nasheed Arrested At Protest In Ferguson
2014/10/21 4:02:26 - Democrats Love Seeing Minimum Wage On The Ballot
2014/10/21 3:59:36 - Oscar De La Renta, Legendary Designer, Dead At 82
2014/10/21 3:55:54 - Three Missouri Men Plead Guilty To Child Porn
2014/10/20 10:41:48 - Bosworth Resident Injured After Losing Control Of Vehicle
2014/10/20 10:38:13 - Meadville Resident Injured In Friday Morning Accident
2014/10/20 10:34:46 - Grundy County Circuit Court Holds Busy Session
2014/10/20 10:26:44 - Missouri Days Parade And Band Competition Results
2014/10/20 4:45:39 - Police: Toddler Beaten And Choked To Death For Soiling Pants
2014/10/20 4:40:49 - Obamacare And Wal-Mart Whack Part-Timers' Health Plans
2014/10/20 4:26:58 - Woman Rescued From Chimney Belonging To Man She Met Online
2014/10/20 4:15:33 - Missouri To Vote On Teacher Evaluation Changes



Bookmark this article at these sites

                   

Listen to KTTN-FM