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      Man sentenced to prison for child sex crimes

      Gary Foster faces decades in prison after he pleaded guilty to child sexual exploitation and statutory sodomy.
      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 Sheriff??s Department served a search warrant at the suspect??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.