Former Resident Pleads Guilty to Statutory Sodomy




by Sam Clanton


FORSYTH, Mo. – The Taney County Prosecutor’s Office announces that a former Rockaway Beach resident pleads guilty to first-degree statutory sodomy and awaits sentencing in May.

Seventy-six-year-old Arthur Finch appeared in Taney County Circuit Court on Thursday, March 17, and entered the guilty plea without an agreement with the prosecutor’s office.

Finch, who now resides in Rio Verde, Arizona, allegedly engaged in deviate sexual activity with a child under the age of 12 over the course of several years, more than a decade ago.

The unclassified felony charge carries a range of punishment from 10 years to life in prison.

Finch returns to court for sentencing on May 19th.


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