Tom Oswald disbarred

A former longtime Kirksville attorney loses his license to practice law.

Tom Oswald, 85 was disbarred on May 10, 2010.

The move follows Oswald TMs pleading guilty last October to one charge of second-degree statutory sodomy.

Prosecutors said the former Kirksville lawyer had inappropriate sexual contact with a Kirksville boy who was 15 years old at the time of the 2007 crime.

Documents from the Missouri Supreme Court state, "The court finds that Respondent is guilty of professional misconduct and should be disciplined."

The document continues, "Now, therefore, it is ordered by the Court that the said Thomas R. Oswald, Jr., be, and he is hereby disbarred, that his right and license to practice law in the State of Missouri is canceled and that his name be stricken from the roll of attorneys in this State."

Oswald is currently serving a seven-year sentence for his sex crime.

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