A Calhoun County man set to stand trial for child sex crimes accepts a plea agreement. Shannon Pogue was charged with rape and two counts of sexual abuse of a child younger than 12 in January 2016.
Calhoun County Assistant District Attorney Randy Moeller says Pogue knew the victim. Pogue was scheduled to go to trial Monday, but pleaded guilty instead. Prosecutors agreed to drop the sexual abuse charges in exchange for the guilty plea.
A Circuit Judge sentenced Pogue to 5 years in prison and 15 years on supervised probation.