- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 18, 2016

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A retired Missouri teacher and former school board member has been ordered to spend 10 years in federal prison after placing an online ad for a couple who “would like to include their kids in sexual fun.”

Seventy-one-year-old Paul Robert Cannon, of Sedalia, was sentenced Tuesday for attempting to induce a minor to engage in illicit sexual activity.

Prosecutors say he described himself as a grandpa and retired teacher in the advertisement he placed on Craigslist in January. A Boone County deputy responded to the ad, posing as the mother of a 14-year-old daughter. Cannon was arrested after going to a Columbia restaurant to meet with them.

Cannon taught from 1976 to 1996. After retiring from the Gasconade County RII district, he served one term on the school board.


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