April 19, 2014
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Mo. church youth leader sentenced for sex charges

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) _ A southern Missouri church youth leader has been ordered to spend 10 years in federal prison for child sex charges.
U.S. Attorney Tammy Dickinson says 23-year-old Brent Turley of Ava was sentenced on Friday.
Turley was arrested in March 2012 at a park where he had arranged to meet with an undercover officer. The officer was using the phone of a child whose parents had contacted authorities.
Prosecutors said Turley sent sexually explicit text messages to a 14-year-old. He also admitted to law enforcement that he engaged in illicit sexual activity with a 15-year-old in a vehicle and with another 14-year-old victim during a movie.

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