Archive for Thursday, January 19, 2012

Prosecutors want sex crime convict to remain in state custody

January 19, 2012


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.


ratfamily 2 years, 2 months ago

Huge dump, just took it. Epic.


jcoozy1978 2 years, 2 months ago

Google Kansas offender search and search the name. Kodi Thomas. It will give you 130 reasons why he should be back in prison. This guy knows nothing except how to get in trouble. He's a very dangerous person. Mark my word he is for sure a repeat offender... he is sick in the head. I feel nobody can feel 100 percent safe with this guy roaming all over town.


unite2revolt 2 years, 2 months ago

I'm not the same person I was in 1999. I'd be more curious about what his behavior in the last three years or so has been. If those 130 infractions were all 10+ years ago, they don't hold much weight in my book.


Roland Gunslinger 2 years, 2 months ago

So what most of you are arguing is that any type of sex crime should be an automatic life sentence with no chance of parole?

That's what it appears to be.


Ken Lewis 2 years, 2 months ago

The problem is the State has already done too much lock'em and hold'em. The sexual predator program is way over budget. If you want to hold more poeple, get out your checkbooks and start paying more taxes. That is going to get increasingly tough with Boeing leaving and all those high paid jobs not paying taxes in KS anymore.


Steven Gaudreau 2 years, 2 months ago

If a judge lets him out, I say we all chip in and buy this guy a house next to the judge's family.


rtwngr 2 years, 2 months ago

This man cannot be trusted. I don't want him wandering around unsupervised.


Steve Jacob 2 years, 2 months ago

Always been uncomfortable about locking people up after there sentence has expired. Why do we assume anyone being released from prison will not commit crimes again?


Ron Holzwarth 2 years, 2 months ago

"They are asking he remain in state custody for treatment."

Yeah right. The recidivism rate for criminals with those types of problems is just about 100%.

The only real cure is incarceration.


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