Jury finds man guilty of child molestation charge - WDAM - TV 7 - News, Weather and Sports

Jury finds man guilty of child molestation charge

Posted: Updated:
(Source: MGN) (Source: MGN)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - A jury has found a man guilty of molesting an eight year old girl.

Nicholas Goetz, 37, was found guilty on Wednesday at a jury trial held at the Cape Girardeau County courthouse in Jackson.

Prosecutors say Goetz took the stand and denied molesting the victim.

The jury took three hours to find Goetz guilty.

Goetz is scheduled to be sentenced in front of Judge Benjamin Lewis on February 24. He faces up to 15 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections.

The case was investigated by the Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department.

Copyright 2014 KFVS. All rights reserved.

  • LOCALLOCALMore>>

  • Perry County hosts new farmers' market

    Perry County hosts new farmers' market

    Saturday, August 23 2014 3:13 PM EDT2014-08-23 19:13:46 GMT
    Perry County farmers gathered with local residents looking for bargains on fresh foods and craft items Saturday at a first-ever event designed to boost the local economy. A new farmer's market at theMore >>
    It's a monthly event that the Perry County Board of Supervisors hopes will improve the economy and bring more visitors to the area.More >>
  • One dead, one in custody after late night shooting in Hattiesburg

    One dead, one in custody after late night shooting in Hattiesburg

    Saturday, August 23 2014 9:24 AM EDT2014-08-23 13:24:41 GMT
    A Hattiesburg man is dead, and another in custody after a late night shooting on Dabbs Street.  Carlos Yancey, 35, of Hattiesburg died from what appeared to be a gun shot wound according Forrest CountyMore >>
    A Hattiesburg man is dead, and another in custody after a late night shooting on Dabbs Street.More >>
  • A rally to prevent drop-outs

    A rally to prevent drop-outs

    Saturday, August 23 2014 2:00 AM EDT2014-08-23 06:00:12 GMT
    Gautier schools came together this Thursday for a Destination Graduation celebration. Destination Graduation is a drop-out prevention program put in place by the Pascagoula School District to raise theMore >>
    Gautier schools came together this Thursday for a Destination Graduation celebration.
    Destination Graduation is a drop-out prevention program put in place by the Pascagoula School District to raise the graduation rate to 100% over the next five years.








     
    More >>