When defendants in Missouri are found guilty of criminal sexual conduct, most people's expectation is that a lengthy sentence will follow. But one sexual abuse defendant -- well-known to University of Missouri football fans -- has been given a second chance.
Being on the Missouri sex offender registry is a serious impediment to living a normal life. Often, when a person subject to sex offender registration moves to a smaller community, not only are the person's new neighbors notified, but the relocation makes the local news.
Most people in the St. Louis area would agree that being accused any crime would be a nightmare. Even worse is when the crime involves accusations of sexual abuse.
A news story about a woman from the St. Louis area has gripped the country over the past few weeks. The story features allegations of sexual abuse and child endangerment.