Linn County Man Receives Prison Sentence

Date 2014/1/2 9:00:00 | Topic: News

A Green Hills area resident has been sentenced
to prison after admitting he molested a 13-year-old boy.

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Fifty-three year old Gary Dennis Foster of Linneus has been sentenced to 53 years in prison. He appeared (Monday) before Judge Kevin Crane in Boone County Circuit Court at Columbia.

Foster was sentenced to 30 years for statutory sodomy plus 23 years for sexual exploitation of a child. The sentences run consecutively. He was given credit for time served. He pled guilty to the charges in November.

An assistant Boone County prosecutor was quoted as stating she was pleased the case ended without the boy having to travel from northeast Missouri to testify in court.

Investigators said Foster was a friend of the boy's family. Evidence showed he took the boy in the spring of 2012 to rural Boone County, where he molested the victim and took sexually explicit photos and videos.



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