A Missouri man faces decades in prison after he pleaded guilty to child sexual exploitation and statutory sodomy.
On Monday, a Boone County Circuit Court judge sentenced Gary Foster to 53-years in prison.
The investigation into 53-year-old Gary D. Foster started in May when the Kirksville Regional Cyber Crime Task Force received a complainant the defendant had been having a sexual relationship with a minor male.
The Kirksville Task Force along with the Linn County Sheriffâ??s Department served a search warrant at the suspectâ??s residence in Linneus, Missouri where investigators recovered electronic evidence which included several sexually graphic photographs of a 13-year-old boy.
A picture showing Foster engaging in sexual conduct with the minor was also found.
A Kirksville Task Force Detective located the boy in the photographs who indicated they were taken in a wooded area north of Columbia during the spring of 2012.
Foster was arrested at his job in Milan, Missouri in June.