Springfield Man Gets 30 Days “Shock Time”, 2 Years Probation on Child Molestation Charges

A Springfield man was given a sentence of 30 days “shock time” in jail and two years of probation for alleged child molestation.

Edward “Ted” Amberg, 42, entered an Alford plea to two charges of first-degree child molestation. The Alford plea means Amberg maintains that he is innocent but the evidence against him would be sufficient enough to convince a judge or jury of guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Details in the case are scarce because Amberg was indicted by a grand jury on the charge of child molestation involving a victim who was under 14-years-old at the time of the alleged crime. Amberg was charged with two counts of child molestation in the first degree in August 2018 for an incident that allegedly took place in 2008.

Missouri Case.net says Judge Calvin Holden sentenced Amberg to 30 days in the Greene County Jail starting May 20 and two years of supervised probation.

Amberg was the founder of Amberg Events, a family-friendly event company that provided bounce houses and other carnival style attractions.