Ira A. Strawn, 37, of Bolivar was found guilty of first-degree statutory sodomy and first- degree child molestation during the two-day trial, according to Polk County Prosecuting Attorney Kenneth R. Ashlock.
According to Ashlock, the victim was interviewed by police at Springfield’s Child Advocacy Center and evidence showed Strawn had committed the grimes over a period of time in 2013.
Strawn has been in the Polk County Jail since July 23, 2013 and returned to the jail to await sentencing on Oct. 6, 2014.
First-degree statutory sodomy carries a minimum punishment of 10 years and up to a life in prison. First-degree child molestation carries a minimum punishment of five years and up to 15 years in prison.
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