An Odessa resident and former foster parent will appear for a pre-trial conference Friday afternoon on statutory sodomy charges involving his third victim less than 14 years of age. Joseph Sprofera, 46, has been convicted in the first two instances and is currently serving a life sentence. According to court documents, he is going through the appeals process in those cases. Friday’s proceedings are scheduled for 2:00 in Clay County. His jury trial is expected to begin on Monday.