LAFAYETTE COUNTY, Mo. – A Bates City resident has been sentenced to 20 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections, for Sodomy.

Lafayette County Prosecutor Kristen Ellis Hilbrenner announced that Terry Ashley, 61, was sentenced on Monday, February 6 after pleading guilty to felony Statutory Sodomy in the First Degree.

Ashley was indicted by a grand jury for alleged acts that occurred with a child under the age of 14, between May of 2014 and June of 2015.