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Robert David Nelson (TCSO)

A Kissee Mills man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for molesting a child five years ago.

The trial of Robert David Nelson was moved on a change of venue from Taney County to Christian County and a jury convicted him there in October of two counts of child molestation for separate incidents involving a nine year-old girl in 2005. 

The child molestation charges were originally part of an eight-count felony case filed by Taney County prosecutor Jeff Merrell, but the court severed some of the charges because they involve multiple victims.

Nelson, who was already on Taney County’s sex offender registry at the time of the 2005 offenses, will be tried on the remaining six counts (which involve two other alleged victims in 2008) at a later date.