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story.lead_photo.caption Samuel Langdon Photo by Callaway County Sheriff's Office

A Fulton man was sentenced to 18 years in prison Monday after pleading guilty to four counts of first-degree child molestation in Callaway County Court.

Samuel Langdon, 62, admitted during a hearing before Callaway County Judge Jeff Harris that he had perpetrated various sexual acts against the victim in early 2017, according to information from Callaway County Prosecutor Christopher Wilson.

The adolescent victim reported Langdon had begun touching her inappropriately when she was approximately 5 years old.

In the course of the investigation, law enforcement officers obtained a search warrant for Langdon's phone and home computer and discovered digital images of child pornography stored on the computer, including explicit photos of the victim.

Under Missouri Law, Langdon must serve at least 85 percent of the sentence before being eligible for parole, Wilson said.

The case was investigated by the Callaway County Sheriff's Office.

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