Jefferson City admits to molestation of two young girls

A Jefferson City man gets probation for molesting two young girls almost four years ago.

Jackie Mayfield, 41, pleaded guilty Thursday to two counts of first degree child molestation.  He was sentenced to five years supervised probation on each count.

Mayfield was arrested in early 2017, about two months after the abuse occurred.  He had confessed the abuse to a neighbor who contacted police.    

The victims, who were both younger than 14 when the abuse occurred, told authorities it happened when Mayfield was babysitting them.