North Central Missouri Man Sentenced To 72 Years For Sex Crimes Against Children

A Keytesville man has been sentenced to 72 years in prison for multiple counts of sodomy, child molestation, and sexual misconduct. The Attorney General’s office says 59 year old Edward Schrock will serve the 72-year prison term after pleading guilty in June to three counts of first-degree statutory sodomy of a child under twelve years old, two counts of first-degree child molestation of a child under fourteen years old, and one count of sexual misconduct involving a child by coercion or inducement. Schrock was charged with offenses against six children, all of which were his own family and family friends. During sentencing, Judge Terry Tschannen stated that Schrock’s abuse of children who held their elders in a position of trust was “disgusting” and “reprehensible.”