Jeffrey Waters of Waynesville, Roy Collins of Brooksville, Fla. and Brandon Monell of Crocker sentenced in Pulaski County Circuit Court action.

Three men guilty of child sex abuse charges in Pulaski County have been sentenced. The three sex offenders received lengthy sentences on multiple charges.

“I know Pulaski County will be a safer place, especially for our children, with these three offenders in prison for a long time,” said Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman. 

Jeffrey Waters, 35, of Waynesville was found guilty of first degree statutory sodomy and first degree attempted statutory sodomy by a Pulaski County jury after a four-day trial. Judge Beger sentenced Waters to 10 years on the first count and eight years on the second count. The sentences will run consecutively for a total of 18 years. This case was investigated by the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department and prosecuted by Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys Ken Clayton and Bryce Crowley.

Roy Collins, 54, of Brooksville, Fla. pled guilty at a pretrial conference to first degree statutory rape and incest. Judge Beger sentenced Collins, originally from Laquey, Mo., to 21 years on count one and four years on count two  with the sentences to run consecutively for a total of 25 years. This case was investigated by the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department and the Brooksville, Florida Police Department and prosecuted by Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman and Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Matt Miller.

Brandon Monell, 27, of Crocker pled guilty to second degree statutory rape, child endangerment by sexual contact and possession of a controlled substance. Judge Beger sentenced Monell to six years on each count with the sentences to run consecutively for a total of 18 years. These cases were investigated by the Crocker Police Department and Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department and prosecuted by Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman and Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Matt Miller.

“I want to commend the hard work of the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department and Crocker Police Departments for their investigation of these cases,” Hillman commented. “I also want to thank the efforts of the staff at Kids’ Harbor for their work on these cases.  Finally, I want to commend my staff for their hard work getting sentences such as these.”