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Webb City man gets 10 years for child molestation

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Updated April 2, 2013:  A Webb City man originally charged with molesting four different girls under the age of 14 has been sentenced.

James Terry, 63, will serve 10 years in prison after being convicted on one count of child molestation.

Each of the victims claim James Terry touched them inappropriately on multiple occasions between January 2002 and January 2008. One victim claims Terry touched her inappropriately while they were at King Jack Park and at the Praying Hands statue in Webb City.

Updated February 22, 2013:  A Webb City man charged with molesting four different girls who were under the age of 14 at the time has been convicted with one count of child molestation.

Each of the victims claim James Terry touched them inappropriately on multiple occasions between January 2002 and January 2008.  One victim claims Terry touched her inappropriately while they were at King Jack Park and at the Praying Hands statue in Webb City.

On Friday a Jasper County jury convicted Terry with one count of child molestation.

Terry has been released on bail and will be sentenced in April.

Terry faces 5 to 15 year's in prison according to Missouri statutes.

Posted April 10, 2012; and, updated May 19, 2012:  A Webb City man charged with molesting four different girls who were under the age of 14 at the time enters a not guilty plea.

The probable cause affidavit says James Terry, now 63, committed the acts between January 2002 and January 2008.

First degree Class B Felony charges were filed April 3 and bond was set at $10,000.  Terry was arrested April 9 when he arrived at the Joplin Regional Airport and he bonded out a short time later.

Terry waived his formal arraignment and entered a not guilty plea on April 19.

Each of the victims claims Terry touched them inappropriately on multiple occasions.  One victim claims Terry touched her inappropriately while they were at King Jack Park and at the Praying Hands statue in Webb City.

Preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 10 at 1:30 p.m.

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