Archive for Friday, September 23, 2011

Lawrence resident Antonio L. Nelson gets two years of probation in indecent solicitation case

September 23, 2011


A Douglas County judge on Friday sentenced a 33-year-old Lawrence man to serve two years on probation after he pleaded no contest earlier this year to attempted aggravated indecent solicitation of a child.

District Judge Michael Malone in May had convicted Antonio L. Nelson of the charge, and prosecutors accused him of, over a two-week period in 2010, hanging around the apartment complex of a 10-year-old girl and attempting to entice her to come to his house to commit sexual acts. The apartment was in the 2600 block of West 26th Street.

Lawrence police said they initially arrested Nelson as a suspect related to a September 2010 incident in which a man was reported to be making sexual comments to children on the playground at Schwegler School, 2201 Ousdahl Road, during an after-school program. After further investigation, prosecutors charged Nelson in connection with the incidents with the girl.

Malone ruled that if Nelson violates terms of his probation he could be sentenced to serve the remaining four months of an 11-month sentence because Nelson had already served 223 days in jail before posting bond in the case earlier this year. Malone earlier had ordered Nelson to have no contact with children under the age of 18, and attorneys have said Nelson undergoes an annual evaluation for his developmental disability.


Steve Jacob 6 years, 9 months ago

"10 year old" and "probation" normally do not belong in the same sentence.

Deb Engstrom 6 years, 9 months ago

Antonio has a developmental disability. That might have had something to do with the outcome of the case -- at least it should have. It helps to know the facts before making comments.

bigdave 6 years, 9 months ago

If that's his developmental disability he should be put away for life or better yet put the needle in his arm!!!

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 6 years, 9 months ago

Got any more "final solutions" you want to offer up?

Cant_have_it_both_ways 6 years, 9 months ago

Whistle at 10 year olds.... nothing

Have a couple of beers loose your liscense for a year..

God Bless America

Deb Engstrom 6 years, 9 months ago

bigdave, please look up the definition of developmental disability.

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