The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

December 3, 2012

Webb City man pleads guilty to molestation


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A Webb City man pleaded guilty Monday in Jasper County Circuit Court to molesting a minor in March.

Justin A. Wynn, 34, pleaded guilty on a charge of first-degree child molestation in a plea agreement with the Jasper County prosecutor’s office that would limit the prison time he might receive to no more than 10 years. He had been facing from five to 15 years if convicted of the offense.

Court records state that Wynn molested a 13-year-old girl March 6 at an apartment in Webb City.

Circuit Judge David Dally delayed formal acceptance or rejection of the plea deal and ordered the completion of a sentencing-assessment report on the defendant. The judge set Wynn’s sentencing hearing for Jan. 28.