Linn County Man Sentenced for Child Molestation

A 71-year-old man has been sentenced for molesting a child in Kirksville.

Jacob Yagel, of Linn County, is convicted of inappropriately touching a 10-year-old girl while deer hunting five years ago. He was sentenced yesterday in Adair County Circuit Court to seven years in prison for first-degree child molestation. If Yagel completes a 120-day Missouri Department of Corrections Sex Offender Treatment Program, he could be released on probation. The incident happened back in 2010 on Yagel’s farm. The victim reported it to law enforcement about it three years ago, and during a trial in September, Yagel was found guilty.