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Eldon Man Sentenced for Child Abuse

A man from Eldon has been sentenced to 17-years in prison for sexually abusing a child under the age of twelve. 37-year-old Luke A. Lessmeir entered a guilty plea in Miller County and admitted to abusing the child. A probable cause statement says the sodomy occurred between 2018 and 2019, and the victim was 10 years old. Lessmeier is subject to lifetime supervision as a registered sex offender under Missouri Law, and he must serve 85% of his sentence before he is eligible for parole.

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