Reeds Spring Man Convicted of Child Sex Crimes

GALENA, Mo.(Hometown Daily News) – A man from Reeds Spring awaits sentencing after a Stone County jury finds him guilty of statutory sodomy, child molestation and sexual misconduct with a child.

The charges against 73-year-old Gary Pickron were filed in early 2015 after two young girls, ages four and five, disclosed information to a relative that they had been sexually abused by Pickron over a period of several weeks.

Prosecutor Matt Selby says after the initial charges were filed, additional victims came forward also disclosing they had been sexually abused by Pickron, going back as far as 1995.

Selby says during trial, prosecutors presented evidence that Pickron made sexual contact with at least eight young children over the course of more than 20 years.

He remains jailed in Galena and is scheduled to be sentenced by Judge Jack Goodman on January 2nd. Selby says Pickron is facing up to life imprisonment.


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