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Bolivar Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Molesting Child

BOLIVAR, Mo. -- A Bolivar man is sentenced to 15 years for molesting a five-year-old family member. David M. Hamilton, 38, was found guilty in July of the crime that happened in May 2012.
BOLIVAR, Mo. -- A Bolivar man is sentenced to 15 years for molesting a five-year-old family member.

David M. Hamilton, 38, was found guilty in July of the crime that happened in May 2012. He was sentenced Thursday to 15 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections, without the possibility of parole.

Polk County Prosecuting Attorney Kenneth Ashlock says a member of the Child Advocacy Center in Springfield testified during the jury trial.

Forensic interview Kim Stewart interviewed the victim right after the crime; that taped interview, which included the victim explaining what happened to her, was played for jurors this week.

Hamilton is held in the Polk County Jail, awaiting transfer to the state prison. Upon his release, Hamilton will be placed on lifetime supervision.


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