Man found guilty of child rape, molestation

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After less than a day of deliberation, a jury found Shawn Morgan, 45, guilty of five counts of rape of a child in the first degree and five counts of child molestation in the first degree. Deputy Prosecutors Lori Kooiman and Erica Eggertsen won the case.

“Protecting the vulnerable is one of our top priorities,” said Prosecutor Mark Lindquist. “Our Special Assault Unit holds sex offenders fully accountable. This was good work by Deputy Prosecutors Kooiman and Eggertsen on a challenging and disturbing case.”

While at a rehabilitation facility in the fall of 2015, Kierra Hall, 27, told her counselor that she and Morgan sexually assaulted Morgan’s son, A.M., on Nov. 24, 2015. Hall said Morgan also had child pornography in his trailer. Hall believed the children in the pornography appeared to be between 2 and 13 years old.

There were three victims in this case, including Morgan’s own son.

Morgan faces 20 to 26 years to life in prison when he is sentenced Feb. 23, 2018.

In September, Hall pleaded guilty to three counts of rape of a child in the first degree, and one count of child molestation in the first degree. She was sentenced on Dec. 12.

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