Archive for Saturday, January 6, 2007

Convicted sex offender sentenced to 22 years

January 6, 2007


A repeat sex offender received a 22-year prison sentence Friday despite his claim that he was falsely accused.

"The justice system no longer protects the innocent," Jason L. Ellison, 23, Lawrence, told Judge Robert Fairchild before being sentenced to 272 months in prison for aggravated sexual battery of a female acquaintance.

Ellison claimed the woman made up the story that he forced sexual contact on her to retaliate against him after he was caught "cheating" on the woman's sister.

A jury convicted Ellison, based largely on the woman's testimony, of the charge in November but found him not guilty of attempted aggravated criminal sodomy.

"Twelve members of the community have found that he did in fact do what he claims he didn't do," Assistant District Attorney Angela Wilson said.

Ellison has a prior sex-crime conviction for taking "indecent liberties" with a teenager in 2001- a factor that doubled his sentence under Kansas sentencing guidelines.

"The jury found that you were guilty," Fairchild said. "I cannot overturn that."


Kat Christian 11 years, 3 months ago

Why does the justice system always make an example out of lesser criminals and not out of killers? I just don't get it.

AmyR 11 years, 3 months ago

Yeah, All he did was try to rape her it sounds like. I don't know why they are putting him in prison.

mku 11 years, 3 months ago


Are you kidding me, "all he did was try to rape her"..WOW.

He also has prior convictions that made his sentence longer.

So what if he just "tried", if someone "tried to rape" someone you know, you would still want them to be punished for what they did right?

Just because he did not succeed doesn't mean he shouldn't be punished for what he did, it was still completely wrong.

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