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Springfield man sentenced to life for abusing children

March 8, 2019

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A 63-year-old Springfield man has been sentenced to two life sentences for sexually abusing young children.

Bruce Cagle pleaded guilty last year to two counts of first-degree statutory sodomy for abuse involving two 8-year-old girls more than a decade ago.

The Springfield News-Leader reports while that case was ending two additional people came forward to say he had abused them decades ago.

At a sentencing hearing Tuesday, all four victims addressed Cagle about the trauma of his abuse before Judge Thomas Mountjoy sentenced him.

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Information from: Springfield News-Leader, http://www.news-leader.com