SPRINGFIELD MAN CONVICTED OF SEX CRIMES INVOLVING 5-YEAR-OLD GIRL
May 13, 2021
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) - A Greene County jury convicted a Springfield man Thursday for sex crimes involving a five-year-old girl.
Stephen Perry, 61, was found guilty of one count of first-degree. statutory sodomy. The charge dates back to March 29, 2018, alleging that he inappropriately touched a five-year old girl who lived nearby, according to a news release from the Greene County prosecuting attorney.
Perry has also been accused of similar conduct in 2008 for a different neighbor who was six years old at the time, per the prosecuting attorney. The state alleged and proved the prior conduct to enhance the his sentence.
Perry could face a life sentence after he was charged as a predatory offender for his prior conduct from 2008.
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Dane Rennier and Mel Myears. It was investigated by the Springfield Police Department.
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