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Convicted sex offender gets new commitment trial

February 3, 2006

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— A repeat child-sex offender convicted of crimes in Douglas County will get a new trial on whether he should be committed to a state hospital for sexually violent predators, the Kansas Supreme Court ruled today.

The case involved Randy Foster, 46, who has a history of numerous sexual assaults of girls as young as the age of 2, according to court documents.

Foster had served his prison sentence but was then committed under civil proceedings to the sexual predator program at Larned State Hospital for an indefinite period.

Foster alleged that during that civil trial proceeding, the prosecutor made inappropriate comments that prejudiced the jury.

In a unanimous decision released today, the state Supreme Court agreed.

During opening statements in that 2003 trial, Assistant Atty. Gen. Nola Wright told the jury Foster already had been deemed a predator in numerous evaluations and screenings, and that even the judge had found probable cause to go forward with the case.

Comments

RonBurgandy 9 years, 2 months ago

2 year olds? Not that it isn't sick enough already. Come on man. Wow, that is all I can really say, wow.

nlf78 9 years, 2 months ago

He's obviously a REPEAT offfender and I hope he NEVER gets out of Larned. 2 year olds...that is just sickening!

Centrist 9 years, 2 months ago

"" During opening statements in that 2003 trial, Assistant Atty. Gen. Nola Wright told the jury Foster already had been deemed a predator in numerous evaluations and screenings, and that even the judge had found probable cause to go forward with the case. ""

I FAIL to see how this was "inappropriate"!!!!

Centrist 9 years, 2 months ago

Bloody attorneys ... they'll dig up anything, just to win their damn case, no matter who they represent. Let's take away the "glory" of winning cases, somehow ... so freaks like this can't get extra opportunites to get off ..

Confrontation 9 years, 2 months ago

The fact that anyone today can be a "repeat" offender is the problem. There should be no such thing as a repeat rapist! No one deserves a second chance when it comes to these crimes. There is no known treatment that will work for these offenders, other than the electric chair.

trueninetiesgirl 9 years, 2 months ago

i have to agree with confrontation why put him in a hospital just kill him . if he ever gets out he will do it again. come on she was only two. next he will try to say he didnt now any better. i say kill all child rapist.

Sheila Couchman 9 years, 2 months ago

Yes, we sure do need more stiffer sentences; especially in the case of the true pedophiles! Two yr olds!! Holy crap!

kpitrl 9 years, 2 months ago

We can thank the liberal Kansas Supreme Court for that one. These judges don't want to violate the "rights" of sex offenders. Liberal judges take it easy on sex offenders in many instances. A judge in Vermont just gave 60 days in jail to a convicted sex offender.

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