SPRINGFIELD — A former leader of the village of Collins and church pastor who was sentenced to four years in prison for trying to solicit sex from a young girl has been released after only 120 days.
Newton County police nabbed Allen Kauffman in an Internet sting in January 2008 when he tried to arrange sex with a detective who was posing as the girl. He was charged four months later in a similar online sting that happened in March 2007 in Cole County.
The 63-year-old former Collins board of trustees chairman was sentenced in January to four years in prison for the Newton County offense and was given a suspended sentence of five years of supervised probation and 100 hours of community service in Cole County.
Kauffman's release Tuesday came after he completed a four-month sex offender assessment program.