Joplin man gets 15 years for child molestation

JOPLIN, Mo. – A Joplin man will serve 15 years in prison for three counts of child molestation.

Ruben Rossel pleaded guilty to the charges in March as part of a plea deal. As part of the deal, the courts dismissed two counts of child molestation and statutory sodomy.

Officials say the crimes happened at his home from January of 2018 to January of 2019.