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Former teacher appeals sentence

January 9, 2008


Sex offender appealing sentence

A former Lawrence teacher convicted of having sex with a student is appealing her sentence. Enlarge video

The former Lawrence teacher convicted of having a sexual relationship with an underage student is appealing her nearly five-year sentence.

A motion filed in Douglas County District Court on behalf of Meredith L. Kane, 24, requested a transcript of her sentencing hearing. The motion also asked for an attorney to be appointed from the state's Appellate Defender Office to handle her appeal.

Kane's attorney for her guilty plea and sentencing, James Rumsey, filed the motion. Kane's parents no longer wished to have financial responsibility for the case, and Kane cannot afford to hire her own attorney, according to the motion.

District Judge Stephen Six on Dec. 18 followed state guidelines and sentenced Kane to serve 59 months in prison. Rumsey had argued for probation.

The former Lawrence High School English teacher pleaded guilty in July to one count of felony indecent liberties with a child for having a relationship for several months with a student who was 15 at the time.

Kane remains in Douglas County Jail until paperwork can be completed, sheriff's officials said. Eventually she will be assigned to a Kansas Department of Corrections facility.


leadstone 10 years, 1 month ago

" Rumsey had argued for probation " If it weren't for the teachers' " Probation " of her students she wouldn't be in this mess. Take your medicine, ya whacko!

Crossfire 10 years, 1 month ago

Maybe Rumsey can sneak her a dime-bag. Get her some rehab, an 11 month work release and her job at LHS back. Kinda like Mike.

bd 10 years, 1 month ago

If she was a he, it would have been 10 years! She needs to shut up and do the time!

kneejerkreaction 10 years, 1 month ago

Teacher sentenced for 5 yrs for boinking a kid 6 months before he was legal.

Missouri town wants to ban cussing in bars.

Naughty but Nice, a menace to all things decent and god fearing, finally put out of business.

The moral patrol is out in force this week.

HootyWho 10 years, 1 month ago

bd is right,, sentencing should be the same for men and women, I don't care if she has a mental illness, she did it,,saw the kid again, after she was told not to, Too bad she wasted all that money getting her teaching degree she'll never work as a teacher again, at least not in the US

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