(SAVANNAH, Mo.) Nathan Clark Hershley, from Savannah, Missouri has been sentenced to 75 years in prison for sexually abusing a child for a period of years while he was living in Weston.
Hershley had plead guilty to the charges in July.
Platte County Prosecuting Attorney Eric Zahnd said, “Although nothing will erase the years of abuse this victim suffered at the hands of this defendant, this sentence will ensure that he will not be able to abuse another child.”
Zahnd continued, “The victim and her mother are to be commended for their bravery in reporting this abuse to authorities, which ultimately led to this sentence.”
According to the media release from Zahnd’s office, the victim told her mother about the abuse in September of 2018, stating that the abuse began when she was six years old and escalated over the years into far worse acts.
The Andrew County Sheriff’s Office and the Platte City Sheriff’s Office investigated the case.
Zahnd said, “This case is an example of excellent collaboration between jurisdictions, with two Sheriff’s Offices working together to bring a prolific sexual predator to justice.”
Hershley was sentenced to 75 years in prison on three counts of statutory sodomy, 75 years on one count of statutory rape, and four years in prison on another count, which will all run consecutively.