Probation Receiving Rapist Gormley Sent to Prison on Parole Violation

Beau Gormley may have gotten parole for his second rape conviction in three years but he’s heading to prison after the judge in the first case revoked his probation.

Christian County Judge Laura Johnson on Monday revoked Gormley’s probation in connection with a 2016 statutory rape conviction. Gormley initially had served a 120 day “shock incarceration” after his guilty plea in the case where he admitted having sex with a 16-year-old employee of his Ozark restaurant.

After that “shock” time, Johnson then put Gormley on five years supervised probation. It was during that probation Gormley committed the rape he was convicted of on December 14, 2018 and then sentenced to five years probation by Judge Calvin Holden on February 22, 2019.

Christian County moved to revoke Gormley’s bail from the first case after the Greene County conviction.

Gormley being given probation after the second conviction drew condemnation from many residents and survivor advocacy groups. Me Too Springfield called the sentence in the second case a “strong message to rapists that they can get away with it.”