SALINE COUNTY, Mo. – A Sweet Springs man is expected to be sentenced Thursday after his sentencing hearing was cancelled by bad weather Monday morning.

Kurtis Walden, Saline County Sheriff’s Office

Kurtis A. G. Walden, 19, is scheduled to appear at 10:00 a.m. Thursday morning, after pleading guilty October 22 in Saline County, to child molestation in the third degree.

Walden was originally charged with statutory rape or attempted statutory rape in the first degree for engaging in sex with a victim under the age of 14.