LINCOLN COUNTY (KMOV) A convicted sex offender has been charged with molesting a 9-year-old girl.
Hershel W. Brown, 48, of the 300 block of North Second Street in Elsberry, is charged with statutory sodomy, child molestation and failure to register as a sex offender. Police say he was a friend of the girl's family.
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office began investigating the case in late July. The girl was visiting Brown’s residence at the time of the molestation.
According to court records, Brown pleaded guilty to deviate sexual assault in April 2003 and was sentenced to seven years in prison.
Brown is currently in custody at the Lincoln County Jail in lieu of $100,000 cash-only bail.