A Riverside man has been convicted in Platte County of sexually abusing a 3-year-old girl he was babysitting.
Douglas E. Pennington, 55, was found guilty in a two-day trial this week of statutory sodomy and attempt to commit child molestation.
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Authorities accused Pennington of inappropriately touching the victim while her mother was sleeping and he was babysitting her in the victim’s home. When the victim’s mother woke, Pennington abruptly left, said Platte County Prosecutor Eric Zahnd.
The Missouri Court of Appeals allowed prosecutors to include a video of the defendant’s statement to investigators.
Pennington is scheduled to be sentenced on Dec. 5.
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