MO Foster Parent Sentenced For Sexually Abusing Child

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A former Jasper County foster parent has beensentenced to 15 years in prison for sexually abusing an eleven-year-old boy the state had put in his care.

Mark Vogl was sentenced yesterday to two 15-year terms, to be served concurrently.

Vogl pleaded guilty in June to two counts of first-degree statutory sodomy, before his case was to go to trial.

The sexual abuse reportedly took place while the boy was placed
in Vogl's home, and during visits to Vogl's home after the boy had
been placed elsewhere.

Investigators say they suspected there were more male sexual
abuse victims in Vogl's case, including other foster children. But
the Jasper County Prosecutor agreed not to pursue further cases in
exchange for the guilty pleas.