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      Woman sentenced in Kirksville child molestation case

      Kelly Ames, 22, of Kirksville

      A northeast Missouri woman is headed to the Missouri Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to a reduced charge in a child molestation case.

      Online court records indicate that Kelly Ames, 22, of Kirksville was sentenced this week to seven years in prison after pleading guilty in May to a charge of possession of child pornography.

      Ames had been charged with two counts of first-degree child molestation in connection with incidents involving a four-year-old victim.

      The judge also ordered Ames into the Sex Offender Assessment Unit.

      If she successfully completes that 120-day program, she could be released on probation.

      Ames?? boyfriend, Christopher Hunter of Kirksville, is set to go on trial in September on charges related to the same case.

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