Archive for Monday, April 2, 2012

Douglas County judge re-sentences man, 32, in aggravated indecent liberties with a child conviction

April 2, 2012


A Douglas County judge has re-sentenced a 32-year-old man convicted of aggravated indecent liberties with a 6-year-old child in 2009 after the Kansas Supreme Court over-ruled the sentence earlier this year.

Justin Jones entered a no-contest to the charge in Douglas County in 2009, and as part of a plea agreement, Douglas County District Court Judge Peggy Kittel departed from the prescribed sentence of life in prison with a mandatory 25 years. As part of an agreement by the prosecution and defense, Kittel sentenced Jones to 120 months in prison with lifetime supervision, but the Supreme Court in January ruled Kittel failed to follow the proper procedures for departing from sentencing guidelines, which call for a judge to use state sentencing guidelines.

On Friday, Kittel ordered the man to serve a 118-month prison sentence by doubling a 59-month standard sentence on a level three felony under state guidelines, said Amy McGowan, a chief assistant district attorney.


Paula Kissinger 6 years, 1 month ago

WTG, Judge. Finally someone is getting back to the way things were and should be !

kwilkins74 6 years, 1 month ago

+1... if only every case was handled that way our kids might be a little safer!

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