Macon County Man Sentenced to 10 Years

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                   

December 5, 2018


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Det Steve Feeney

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Macon County Man Sentenced to 10 years

(Kirksville, MO) – Jimmy Cunningham (age:38) of Bethel, Mo was arrested on 8/3/2017 after he traveled from Macon County to Kirksville to meet whom he thought was a 13 year old girl for a sexual relationship. The girl was actually an undercover detective with the Kirksville Regional Computer Crimes Unit.

Cunningham entered a guilty plea in Adair County Circuit Court on 10/23/2018. On 12/3/2018 Cunningham was sentenced to 10 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections for Attempted Enticement of a Minor.

The KRCCU and this investigation are made possible from funds provided in part from the Missouri Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and funds from Cyber Crime Grants through the Missouri Department of Public Safety. The KRCCU has been in existence since 2006 and does both proactive and reactive cases for 13 counties in Northeast Missouri. In addition to cases like this one the KRCCU provides educational presentations to adults and children on the topics of Cyber Safety and Internet Crimes. 

Anyone with information regarding this press release is encouraged to contact the Kirksville Police Department at 660-785-6945, Central Dispatch at 660-665-5621, Adair County Sheriff’s Office at 660-665-4600 or anonymously at 660-627-BUST (2878) or email  





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