Riverside man found guilty of sexually abusing 3-year-old girl

RIVERSIDE, Mo. - A Riverside man could spend the rest of his life in prison after a Platte County jury found him guilty of sexually abusing a 3-year-old girl.  

On Wednesday, a jury found Douglas E. Pennington, 55, guilty of charges of statutory sodomy and attempt to commit child molestation.

Prosecutors say Pennington inappropriately touched the young girl while he babysat as her mother slept.

Sentencing is set for December 5. He faces up to life in prison for his crimes.

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