A Douglas County jury Wednesday began hearing evidence in the case of a 42-year-old man convicted of sex crimes whom prosecutors aim to keep in state custody instead of released on parole.
Dr. Janet Kohrs, a psychologist who contracts with the Kansas Department of Corrections, testified Wednesday afternoon that Kodi A. Thomas had received about 130 disciplinary reports, including one that said he had plans to sexually assault several female staff members in 1999.
He was incarcerated in 1996 after he was convicted of attempted rape and aggravated burglary in Douglas County.
Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson and Amy McGowan, a chief assistant district attorney, are asking jurors to find that Thomas is a “sexually violent predator” and too dangerous to be released from state custody. They are asking he remain in state custody for treatment.
The trial will resume at 9 a.m. today.