An Independence man has been found guilty of statutory sodomy charges involving a 10-year-old child.
A Jackson County jury found Michael McNurlin, 53, guilty on Tuesday of four counts of statutory sodomy. According to court documents, the abuse occurred multiple times between June 2014 and September 2014, when the child victim and a witness went to McNurlin's residence to help him with household chores.
McNurlin is scheduled to be sentenced Sept. 21.
According to court records, McNurlin pleaded guilty under an Alford plea in 2006 to a deviate sexual assault charge from four years earlier. He received a five-year suspended sentence and complete three years probation.