Former bus driver sentenced to 20 years

A former school bus driver was sentenced to 20 years in prison after being found guilty of statutory sodomy.

On Thursday, Cole County Judge Jon Beetem sentenced William Vaught, 57, Holts Summit, who was found guilty by a jury after a trial in December.

Vaught was accused of having sex-related physical contact with a female relative younger than 14, which she described as intercourse. The charge did not specify the type of contact.

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