Melinda Tillitt Sentenced to 90 Years in Prison for Child Abuse
A Shelbina woman is sentenced Monday to prison on child abuse charges.
In a press release, Attorney General Chris Koster announces that 39 year old Melinda Tillitt was sentenced Monday to a total of 90 years in prison by Macon County Circuit Judge Rick Tucker.
Officially, Tillitt was sentenced to 15 years each for five counts of statutory sodomy and one count of child molestation, with the sentences to be served consecutively.
Tillitt is alleged to have sexually abused two female children, aged 8 to 14, in her household from 2007 until her arrest in 2015.
Melinda Tillitt’s husband, 46 year old Kevin Tillitt, also of Shelbina, faces charges of rape and sodomy against the same victims. He is scheduled to stand trial in May in Adair County on a change of venue.