PAUL ROSE SENTENCED FOLLOWING CONVICTION BY JURY OF STATUTORY SODOMY 1ST DEGREE

The Christian County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office announced today that on July 11, 2012 Paul R. Rose, Jr. DOB: 5/17/1966 of Highlandville, Missouri, was sentenced by the Honorable Judge Mark Orr to twelve (12) years in the Missouri Department of Corrections. Probation was denied.

Rose was found guilty by a jury of the unclassified felony of statutory sodomy in the first degree following a jury trial that was held February 6 – 8, 2012. The trial was presided over by the Honorable Mark Orr.

The range of punishment for the unclassified felony of statutory sodomy first degree of a child less than 14 is an authorized term of imprisonment of life imprisonment or a term of years not less than five years in the Missouri Department of Corrections. Under Missouri Law, probation is authorized for the unclassified felony of statutory sodomy in the first degree.