ST. LOUIS (KMOX)-A St. Louis man who admitted molesting the three pre-teen children of a woman described as his best friend has been given a 20 year prison sentence.
Prosecutors had sought life in prison for 34-year-old Timothy Broadway.
Broadway pleaded guilty in March to abusing the two girls and their brother, who were all under 10-years old at the time. The abuse occurred over about a year, and took place while Broadway babysat the children.
St. Louis Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce says the abuse happened in the city and St. Louis County. She says Broadway told the children he would hurt them and their parents if they ever told anyone. Eventually, one of them did tell their mother.