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Sentencing delayed for former Inman police chief

February 18, 2011


— Sentencing has been delayed for a former central Kansas police chief convicted on 15 sex-related charges involving children.

The Hutchinson News reports that Mike Akins Jr. was initially scheduled for sentencing Friday, but a McPherson County District Court employee said the sentencing was rescheduled for Tuesday at the request of the prosecution.

A McPherson County jury convicted Akins in January. Akins was the police chief in Inman, a town of about 1,200 people, when the crimes allegedly occurred in 2009.

He was found guilty of molesting, inappropriately touching or soliciting three girls. He was acquitted on four charges, including molestation of another child in the family.

Akins denied the charges during the trial.


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