Seymour man who served as foster parent for years charged with sodomy and molestation

Republican state Rep. Steve Hurst introduced the bill, which is known as HB 379. Hurst said convicted pedophiles "have marked this child for life and the punishment should fit the crime." (Photo: Pxhere)
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SEYMOUR, Mo. -- A man from Seymour is accused of inappropriately touching a young girl, around the age of 10.

Bobby Joe Kastning, 65, is charged with three counts of statutory sodomy, and one count of child molestation.

The victim told investigators the abuse started about five years ago.

Authorities with the Webster County Sheriff's Office report that Kastning also was a foster parent for years.