For Immediate Release
July 22, 2021
A Jackson County judge on Friday sentenced a Nevada, MO, man, 56, to life without parole plus 107 years in a Missouri prison for his sexual abuse-related convictions involving children over a 14-year period in Jackson County residences, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
In July, a Jackson County convicted Stephen D. Turner, dob: 9/2/1965, of 33 counts of felonies related to this sexual abuse, including multiple counts of Sodomy, Child Molestation, Statutory Sodomy 1st Degree, Statutory Rape 1st Degree, Statutory Sodomy 2nd Degree, Statutory Rape 2nd Degree, Forcible Rape and Use of a Child in Sexual Performance.
On Friday, a Jackson County judge sentenced Turner to 16 counts of life in prison and set those sentences to run concurrently. He also sentenced 107 years for other convictions involving the three victims.
According to court records, the defendant had oral, anal and vaginal sex with victims over at least 14 years. The three child victims were as young as 4 at the time of the sexual abuse, which occurred at three locations in Jackson County.
Assistant Jackson County prosecutors Jill Icenhower and Dion Sankar prosecuted the case on behalf of the state of Missouri.
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