Hopkins Man Sentenced To 25 Years In Prison On Child Molestation Charges

Tuesday Jerry Lee VanPelt of Hopkins was sentenced in Nodaway County Court to 25 years in prison on 4 charges of child molestation.  VanPelt was convicted on May 23rd of child molestation involving three victims.

One count of Child molestation in the first degree, having sexual contact with a child less than fourteen years old, a class A felony.

One count of Child molestation in the first degree, knowingly having sexual contact with a child less than fourteen years old.  A class B felony.

Two counts of Child molestation in the fourth degree, knowingly having sexual contact with a child less than seventeen years of age.  A class E felony.