Perryville Man Jailed for Molestation

A Perryville Missouri man received a 15 year prison sentence on Wednesday after he pleaded guilty to second degree child molestation. Fifty year-old Timothy Brandes was sentenced in the courtroom of Judge Scott Lipke. Officials say police were notified of the molestation on April 4, 2021 when the victim disclosed the molestation to a parent and there parent immediately notified police. Prior to charges being filed, several witnesses notified police that the suspect had left the state with a large sum of cash. A nationwide search followed, but he eventually turned himself into police on April 10, 2021.  During his plea, Brandes admitted to the court he touched the twelve year-old victim for sexual gratification.

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