St. James man sentenced for sexual abuse involving a child

A Phelps County man is sentenced for a sex crime involving a child.

Kenneth Brooks, 57, of St. James, pleaded down in March to one count of second-degree child molestation.  He was sentenced Monday to 15 years in prison, but will first get a chance to successfully complete 120 days of shock incarceration. 

Brooks had originally faced a first-degree statutory sodomy charge for an incident that occurred over Thanksgiving 2018.