(From The Office Of Nodaway County Prosecutor Robert Rice)
19 year old Spencer Allee of Maryville was sentenced to 5 years in prison after he plead guilty to Sodomy in the 2nd degree on Monday, June 10th. The crime occurred shortly after Allee turned 17 years of age. The case set for trial to commence on June 17, 2019, in Atchison County.
The victim and her family approved of the sentence because it would save her from having to testify in trial, the defendant accepted consequences for his crime, he would have to register as a sex offender, obtain sex offender treatment while in prison, and serve prison time.
In an emotional sentencing hearing, the victim’s mother testified, “it didn’t matter to me if it was 5 years or 15 years so long as you get help and don’t do this again.” The defendant made a statement at the hearing where he claimed he too had been molested when he was young and that he had been doing a lot of thinking and praying. The defendant ended with “I’m sorry.”
Judge Prokes followed the plea after the remarks. Judge Prokes remarked how a sexualized society hurt multiple people in the courtroom. Judge Prokes adjourned the hearing by saying, “This concludes this very sad case.”