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November 21, 1998


An 18-year-old Lawrence man who pleaded guilty last month to two sex crimes -- touching a 23-year-old woman on the buttocks and trying to rape a 52-year-old woman -- was sentenced Friday to almost 10 years.

On July 23, Allan R. Turner was out on bond for sexual battery after the touching incident when he broke into an East Lawrence mobile home and attacked the 52-year-old. He entered through a window and tried to rape the sleeping woman, but she freed herself, taking refuge in a bathroom before escaping through a window.

Police said residents in the area recognized him. Police arrested him at his apartment several blocks away.

Turner pleaded no contest to aggravated burglary, attempted aggravated criminal sodomy and aggravated sexual battery on Oct. 9. Judge Michael Malone sentenced him to 105 months in prison. Turner also received a year in prison for a June 12 incident in the parking lot of the Dillons at 1740 Mass., where he touched the 23-year-old woman on the buttocks.

-- Chris Koger's phone message number is 832-7126. His e-mail address is

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