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KIRKSVILLE, Mo – A sentencing hearing Monday, August 15, for a Brookfield man resulted in a prison sentence of 12 years.

Ronald Nickell, 67, was found guilty June 29 of attempted enticement of a child in Adair County Court.

Kirksville police officers arrested Nickell in 2014 after following the registered sex offender on Facebook attempting to lure victims using a fake 13-year-old persona.