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March 31, 2011

Attorney General Koster announces sentencing in Harrison County sodomy case

Jefferson City, Mo. -– Attorney General Chris Koster said today Orlando Stoner, 42, has been sentenced to 15 years on each of three counts of 1st degree statutory sodomy. The court ordered the three counts to run consecutively, requiring the defendant to serve a total of 45 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections. The defendant was sentenced in Grundy County before Judge Joel Miller, who had been assigned to hear the case after the defendant had requested a change of venue and change of judge, moving the case from Harrison County where the crimes had occurred.

Koster said between January 2009 and March 2010, Stoner sodomized his 11-year-old male victim on multiple occasions. Stoner, a friend of the victim’s family, told the young boy he would kill him if he told anyone about the abuse.

Stoner pleaded guilty on January 14, 2011. He faced 10 years to life on each of the three counts. The Attorney General’s Office was named Special Prosecutor in the case. Assistant Attorneys General Julie Tolle and Lauren Barrett represented the state.

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