Christian County Prosecuting Attorney, Amy J. Fite announced today that PAUL ROSE, dob: 5-17-1966 of Highlandville, Missouri was found guilty by a Christian County jury after a three-day trial of the unclassified felony of statutory sodomy in the first degree. The jury deliberated a little less than two hours before reaching their guilty verdict. The trial was presided over by Christian County Circuit Judge Mark Orr. Prosecuting Attorney, Amy J. Fite presented the case for the State of Missouri. Immediately following the guilty verdict the defendant was taken into custody to await sentencing.
Formal sentencing is set for April 20, 2012 at 1:00pm. The unclassified felony of statutory sodomy in the first degree is punishable by life imprisonment or a term of years not less than five years in the Missouri Department of Corrections. Under Missouri Law PAUL ROSE will have to serve eighty-five (85) percent of any sentence he receives before being eligible for parole.
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