Repeat Sex Offender Sentenced to 24 Years

A repeat offender is now facing 24 years in prison for sending explicit texts to an 11-year-old girl. 46-year-old John Carl Sanders is a registered sex offender who was previously convicted twice in Missouri. Sanders eventually moved to Box Elder and that’s where he started messaging a Rapid City girl using the app Skout. It was someone with the app company who discovered their communications and notified officials at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The U.S attorneys office says Sanders sent explicit photos to the girl and asked her to send some in return. Sanders admitted to knowing she was 11-years-old.

A judge sentenced Sanders to 24 years in prison.

Sabrina Halvorson

Sabrina is the anchor and reporter for the Dakota News Network, as well as digital director and farm broadcaster for American Ag Radio Network. She travels a lot for the network and enjoys sharing stories and photos from the road - and sometimes the road of life.

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