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Retired trooper charged with sexually abusing young girl to serve two years probation

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Updated October 23, 2013:  A retired Missouri State Highway patrol trooper will serve two years probation after seeking a plea deal in a child molestation case.

James J.D. Hall, 71 of Neosho, accepted the plea offer from the Missouri Attorney General's Office, pleading guilty to misdemeanor assault and misdemeanor child endangerment.

 

Updated May 2, 2013:  A retired Missouri Highway Patrol officer charged with sexually abusing a young girl has entered a plea of not guilty.

James Hall of Neosho is charged with one count of felony first degree child molestation or attempted molestation.  Hall is also charged with assault.

The two alleged victims are girls under the age of 13.

A pre-trial conference is scheduled for October 4, 2013.

 

Updated October 11, 2012 at 12:55 PM CST:  New details released today allege a retired Missouri State trooper had been sexually abusing a young girl for years.

James Hall, 70 of Neosho, turned himself in yesterday to the Newton County Sheriffs Department.  He's accused of molesting two girls under the age of 13.

Sheriff Ken Copeland says the investigation began in February when a parent of one of the girls contacted authorities.

According to court documents one of the victims claims Hall had begun touching her inappropriately years ago at Hall's home.

The second says incidents occurred at their Neosho church.

Hall is out on bond but is prohibited from interacting with anyone under the age of 17.

He's scheduled to be arraigned in court next week.

Posted October 10, 2012 at 10:08 PM CST:  Seventy year old James Hall of Neosho turned himself to the Newton County Sheriff's Department.

Hall is a former Missouri Highway Patrol officer and is charged with one count of felony first degree child molestation or attempted molestation.  Hall is also charged with assault.

The two alleged victims are girls under the age of 13.

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