BUCHANAN COUNTY, Mo. – A jury has found a Sedalia man guilty of child sex crime charges in Buchanan County.

After hearing testimony Monday afternoon, jurors came back with a guilty verdict for Joseph T. Sousley, 36, after two hours of deliberation Tuesday morning. Sousley is charged with three courts of first degree sodomy or attempted sodomy and first degree sexual abuse. The victim was 14 years old in 2016, when the alleged abuse took place.

The court set a sentencing hearing on June 13, 2019.