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A sentencing hearing was held Friday in a Moniteau County sodomy case filed in July 2018.

Moniteau County Judge Kenneth Hayden, sentenced John Rollins, 36, to 120 days in the Missouri Department of Corrections Sex Offender Assessment Process in Farmington.

If he successfully completes that program, he will be placed on five years of supervised probation. If he is found to have violated conditions of his probation, he faces seven years in prison.

Rollins pleaded guilty in August to second-degree sodomy and second-degree domestic assault, according to online court records.

He had been charged with first-degree sodomy, but Special Prosecutor Dustin Dunklee, of Morgan County, amended the charge.

The victim in this case was sexually abused in Moniteau and Cole counties from 2012-16, according to court documents.

When he was charged, authorities said, Rollins was a prior law officer in Moniteau County and had been employed at other law enforcement agencies in Mid-Missouri.

The victim, who was 15 at the time the initial charge was filed, told investigators Rollins had touched her inappropriately on several occasions. She also said Rollins had sexual contact with her "several times from when she was 5 years old until she was 13."

When questioned by investigators, Rollins said he had a close relationship with the victim but initially denied sexual contact. When told what the victim had disclosed to investigators, Rollins said he didn't recall it ever happening. Rollins told authorities there were times when he would do things and not remember doing them.

Cole County prosecutors said they would not file additional charges against Rollins in this case.

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