Portland, Missouri Man Faces Up To Life In Prison

A Portland, Missouri man is facing life in prison after being convicted of 14 felony offenses related to sex crimes against children following a two day trial.

Fifty five year old William Chamness was found guilty of 4 counts statutory rape and 9 counts of statutory sodomy for offenses against 2 victims between 2011 and 2016.

Charges were filed against Chamness after one victim reported the sexual abuse, as well as abuse she had witnessed against the other victim.

Both girls reported the abuse began when they were about 8 years old and continued until they were 13 in three locations in Callaway County.

Chamness is set for sentencing on March 19.

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