‘Santa’ suspect sentenced to 12 years for sexual abuse of girl
Judge Fred Copeland on Monday found a Jackson man guilty of sexually abusing a 6-year-old girl in the Jackson area and sentenced him to 12 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections.
Jeffrey B. Moffat, 57, made an Alford plea — approved by Copeland — admitting there was substantial evidence in the case to find him guilty of first-degree statutory sodomy beyond a reasonable doubt but not admitting guilt.
Moffat abused the girl when her parents entrusted him to babysit their daughter between Aug. 1, 2014, and June 30, 2015, at his house in the Jackson area, according to a news release from the Cape Girardeau County prosecuting attorney’s office.
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