Man pleaded guilty to two counts of statutory sodomy

Local News
Iain Knotts_1532526821459.jpg.jpg

LACLEDE COUNTY, Mo. – A 20-year-old man from Jasper, Mo. pleaded guilty to two counts of statutory sodomy in connection with 2018 incidents involving an 8-year-old girl.

Online court records show that Iain Balem Knotts is to be sentenced on Oct. 21, 2019 after he changed his plea before a trial was set to being on Monday (7/29/19) in Laclede County.

A probable cause statement in the case states that Knotts was arrested in July of 2018 after a 14-year-old family member reported seeing him assault the 8-year-old.

He was originally charged with rape of a victim less than 12. He pleaded to the reduced charge of statutory sodomy.

Knotts remains in custody in the Laclede County Jail and is to be sentenced after a sentencing assessment report.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Local Sports

More Local Sports

National News

More National

World News

More World News

Trending Stories

Washington DC Bureau

Washington DC Bureau

Newsfeed Now

More Newsfeed Now

TLC Properties