Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Sarcoxie man pleads guilty to sexual exploitation of 11-year-old Joplin girl

A Sarcoxie man pleaded guilty this afternoon in U. S. District Court in Springfield to sexual exploitation of a child.

Judge Douglas Harpool ordered a presentence investigation for Brian Florian-Palma, 43. No date has been scheduled for sentencing.

Florian-Palma pleaded guilty to the only count in a superceding indictment- the sexual exploitation of an 11-year-old Joplin girl.

Florian-Palma was reported to authorities by his girlfriend, a Joplin woman, after she discovered suspicious photos on his phone, according to the plea agreement. 

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