Roberto C. Herrera, 60, of Boss

Roberto C. Herrera, 60, of Boss

A Boss man was will spend a quarter-century in prison after admitting to committing sex crimes against a child, according to a press release from the Dent County Prosecutor’s Office.

Roberto C. Herrera, 60, previously pled guilty March 5 to first-degree statutory sodomy of a child under 12 years old. On Tuesday, Judge Kelly Parker sentenced Herrera to 25 years of incarceration in the Missouri Department of Corrections. The case was prosecuted by Dent County Prosecuting Attorney Andrew Curley.

Court documents filed in the case allege Herrera engaged in illegal sexual acts beginning in 2015 continuing for the next two years. They detail the victim was nine years old when the incidents first began.