ST. CHARLES COUNTY, MISSOURI- The Office of Prosecuting Attorney Tim Lohmar announces that Gary O’Neal Smith, 63, of De Soto, MO, plead guilty to six counts of sodomy 1st degree and was sentenced to a total of 25 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections. Smith was sentenced to 25 year for each count of sodomy 1st with all counts running consecutive. The sentence for this charge requires Smith to serve eighty-five percent before being eligible for parole. Smith is subject to mandatory lifetime supervision and sex offender registration.
Charges arose in September 2016 when Smith victimized a child while in his care in St. Charles County.
Sentencing was handed down by the Honorable Ted House.