Springfield Man Gets 71 Years in Prison for Abusing Stepdaughter

A man convicted of abusing his then-stepdaughter will be spending the next 71 years of his life behind bars.

Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson announced that 31-year-old Courtney Greene of Springfield was sentenced to a total of 71 years in state prison for multiple abuse related convictions.

Greene’s victim came forward to police about a year after Greene and her mother divorced. She told police that Green abused her every night that her mother was at work. The abuse began when the girl was between five and six years old.

Greene was convicted on charges of statutory rape in the first degree, five counts of statutory sodomy in the first degree, child molestation in the first degree, and furnishing pornographic material to a minor.

Greene had multiple prior convictions including robbery and domestic assault.

Judge Thomas Mountjoy sentenced Greene after refusing a request for probation and ordered all the terms be served consecutively before remanding him to the Missouri Department of Corrections.

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