Audrain County Prosecuting Attorney Jacob Shellabarger announces that Travis A. Kelly, 34, of Mexico, plead guilty today to two counts of sodomy in the first degree, six counts of statutory sodomy in the first degree, two counts of abuse of a child and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child in the first dDegree, all felonies, receiving a total sentence of 30 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections.

Specially-assigned Associate Circuit Judge David Mobley of Ralls County sentenced Kelly today at the Audrain County Courthouse in Mexico. Between 2014 and 2015, Mr. Kelly repeatedly sodomized and abused the then nine- to eleven-year-old Audrain County girl, sometimes forcing her to perform the sexual acts. These repeated actions injured the girl physically, including serious emotional injuries.