Broadcaster Pleads Guilty In Sex Case
April 21, 2008 at 4:38 AM (PT)
Former MISSOURI VALLEY BROADCASTING Country KMMO-A-F/MARSHALL, MO sports and weather reporter ETHAN HANDEL has pleaded guilty to using the Net to entice a 14-year-old girl for sex. HANDEL was arrested in 2007 in INDEPENDENCE, MO after arriving at what he expected would be a meeting with the girl, who turned out to be an undercover detective.
HANDEL faces a minimum of 10 years to a maximum of life without parole, plus a fine up to $250,000. He will be sentenced after the U.S. PROBATION OFFICE completes a pre-sentencing investigation.