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Joplin Man Plead Guilty to Child Sex Crimes
By Kate Inman
JOPLIN, MO.--- Jason Beshears, 32, plead guilty yesterday to first degree statutory sodomy and first degree statutory rape. He will serve a life sentence for each charge and those will run concurrently. As part of a plea agreement, two other counts of statutory sodomy were dropped. The Joplin Police Department started investigating the case in April 2010. It was reopened in August 2011. Beshears is currently serving 50 years in federal prison on a child porn conviction.