Mexico Woman Sentenced To Twenty Years In Prison For Child Sex Crimes

A Mexico woman is sentenced to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to child sex crimes in an Audrain County Courtroom yesterday (Monday).

Audrain Prosecuting Attorney Jacob Shellabarger announced that 37 year old Stephanie Cottrell plead guilty to 2 counts of Abuse of a Child with Serious Emotional Injury, and 2 counts of Sexual Abuse in the First Degree, and 4 counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

Cottrell was sentenced to 20 years for repeatedly sodomizing and abusing a 5 year old Audrain County girl between 2016 and 2017, and failed to adequately care for an infant.

Both of the girls are now living in a safe permanent adoptive home.