(AP) — A Springfield day care worker and teacher has been sentenced to seven years in prison after pleading guilty to statutory rape and sodomy involving two boys.
Laura Kirkland was sentenced Monday after admitting that she had sexual contact with a boy she babysat while he was between 8 and 10 years old. She also admitted to statutory sodomy with a 16-year-old family friend.
The Springfield News-Leader reported that Judge Calvin R. Holden sentenced Kirkland to seven years in prison and 14 years of probation.
Kirkland used to work for Nurturing Place in Springfield and Christian Schools of Springfield.