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Man Gets Five Life Sentences for Molesting Children

The man pleaded guilty in August to 11 sex crimes, including sodomy, rape and child molestation.

A St. Charles County man was sentenced Friday to five life sentences after pleading guilty to molesting three children and possessing child pornography.

Harley J. Smith, 37, of St. Charles County, pleaded guilty Aug. 28 to four counts of statutory sodomy, two counts of first-degree child molestation, one count of statutory rape, one count of statutory rape, sexual misconduct involving a child and two counts of child pornography possession.

St. Charles County Circuit Court Judge Ted House on Friday sentenced Smith to five life sentences plus 34 years in prison on the charges.

The crimes took place between October 2008 and January 2012. according to court documents. Each of the three children were less than 12 years old during the crimes.

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Shaira Leah Gomez November 06, 2012 at 12:36 PM
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