Archive for Thursday, June 23, 2011

Linwood man — convicted of raping 8-year-old — ordered to stay away from children

June 23, 2011


A Linwood man sentenced to life in prison for child rape late last year, currently out of jail on a $400,000 appeal bond, has been placed under supervision and ordered to stay away from children and places frequented by children, as a condition of his bond.

A Leavenworth County District Court judge ordered the conditions on the bond of Christopher A. King after Linwood-area residents told Leavenworth County Attorney Todd Thompson's office that they’d seen King at sporting events and in other public areas, Thompson said.

King was sentenced to life in prison in December 2010 after he was found guilty in October of two counts of rape and one count each of aggravated criminal sodomy and aggravated indecent liberties of a child.

King was found guilty of sexually molesting a girl, who was then 8 years old. According to court proceedings, the assaults occurred several times between Aug. 20, 2007, and Jan. 3, 2008. The girl is one of King’s relatives, Thompson said.

The conditions placed on King's appeal bond require him to report to Leavenworth County Court Services by noon Friday to begin bond supervision and electronic monitoring. He is ordered to have no contact with the victim or her family; to have no contact with any children except for his son; to keep at least 1,000 feet away from any school, sports field or practice facility, swimming pool, park or other place frequented by children.

After Linwood-area residents contacted Thompson's office in late May and early June, the office filed a motion to put the bond conditions in place, Thompson said.

“We are very happy the judge took the feelings of the community into consideration,” Thompson said.

King received a $400,000 appeal bond and was released from jail Dec. 10, two days after he was sentenced, Thompson said. An appeal bond allows a sentenced defendant to be released from jail until appeals are complete.

Thompson said King had already been ordered to stay away from the victim and her family, but he said the lack of further conditions on the bond may have been an oversight by the judge, perhaps because of the large bond amount that was set.

Judge Gunnar Sundby oversaw King's case.


kusadgirl 6 years, 12 months ago

People like this should not even be allowed to have a bond.

queenshims 6 years, 12 months ago

I agree. Also, I would like to see his photo.

LadyJ 6 years, 12 months ago

He is allowed to have contact with his son? Not if the kid had been my son.

Steve Jacob 6 years, 12 months ago

How in the world do you get bail after being convicted of any crime that your sentenced to life in prison?

eotw33 6 years, 12 months ago

srj-I dont agree with it but It explains that in the article

Dirtman24 6 years, 12 months ago

This makes me puke!! Out on bail ffs, all it takes is for him to disappear and trust me if he is being watched it don't mean nothin, shows the court system is corrupt.

This is one reason why the system need to do a mandatory castration of these perverts!!!!!!!!!!

Beth Bird 6 years, 12 months ago

Why is he being allowed to bond out on an appeal? Why is he not still in jail? A life sentence is not something to let them bond out on.....

labmonkey 6 years, 12 months ago

Remember Judge Gunnar Sundby during the next election...

Kelly Johnson 6 years, 12 months ago

OK, first of all, this bond should have never been allowed. That being said, he should be required to post a sturdy sign in his front yard with his picture and the words "convicted child molester lives here." And have to wear a T-shirt that says "I am a convicted child molester" anytime he goes out the door.

And, not like I really care, but isn't this putting the convicted man at great risk? Maybe that's what the judge was hoping for - some small-town good-ole-boy vigilante justice that will take care of the situation.

somebodynew 6 years, 12 months ago

Who I am the most p((((d at is whoever put up his bond money. It had to be someone close to him that probably knows all the details from the case, and yet they still front the bondsman's money???? Just my opinion, but that person may be as sick as this guy.

I understand appeal bonds on some things, but for this AND when already sentenced to life???

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