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Lawrence resident Christopher G. Melott pleads no contest in sex crime involving 15-year-old

September 23, 2011

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A 20-year-old Lawrence man on Friday morning entered a no-contest plea to a sex-crime charge involving a 15-year-old Lawrence girl.

Christopher G. Melott entered the plea to one count of indecent liberties with a child after he initially faced two more serious charges in the case. Douglas County prosecutors accuse Melott of having a sexual relationship with the girl, whom police said he was acquainted with, in May in Lawrence. Police arrested him in June after a parent of the girl called officers. Chief Assistant District Attorney Amy McGowan said Melott told police the incident occurred at Burcham Park.

District Judge Sally Pokorny told Melott on Friday morning in court that he could face a prison sentence from two years and seven months to more than 11 years, depending on his criminal history. Attorneys said they think Melott faces a five-year sentence, but defense attorney Michael Clarke is expected to ask Pokorny to depart from state guidelines at the Oct. 20 sentencing.

Melott had been on parole since February after serving one year in prison on several theft and burglary convictions in Douglas County.

Comments

homechanger 3 years, 3 months ago

So a complete loser having sex with a kid while on parole. Hope he gets the max.

MISTERTibbs 3 years, 3 months ago

"Melott had been on parole since February after serving one year in prison on several theft and burglary convictions in Douglas County."

You've been reading those disjointed pleadings in the Yellow House case too much.

And, age of consent in Kansas is 16 I believe. Doesn't matter if the young lady thought it was ok or not.

jhwk247 3 years, 3 months ago

What I want to know is where were her parents before this happened and why is a 15 year old hanging out with a 20 year old?

Sigmund 3 years, 3 months ago

jhwk247 (anonymous) says… "Why is a 15 year old hanging out with a 20 year old?"

I think the answer to that is pretty obvious, as is the answer to why is a 20 year old hanging out with a 15 year old?

pickaname 3 years, 3 months ago

Another "like father like son" incident! This little pukes father died in prison for the same thing!

Qu33nc 3 years, 2 months ago

Ya'll is messed she was one of my friends til this it aint just his fault she wouldn leave him alone

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