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Sexual Predator Law

Appeals panel says state must show reason in restricting vendors in predator treatment program
March 28, 2014
A panel of the Kansas Court of Appeals ruled Friday that the state must show a reason before it limits the number of vendors from which residents committed as sexual predators can purchase products. The decision sends the case back to a lower court for further proceedings.
Man convicted of child molestation gets new trial
August 11, 2012
A Douglas County judge ruled Friday that a 25-year-old Lawrence man should get a new trial after a jury convicted him in 2010 of fondling a 7-year-old girl.
Rural Tonganoxie man enters no-contest plea to five counts of indecent liberties with a child
August 9, 2012
A former manager of a rural Tonganoxie trailer park on Thursday afternoon pleaded no contest to five child sex crime charges, Leavenworth County Attorney Todd Thompson said.
Child molester gets 3 life terms
July 27, 2012
A Douglas County district judge sentenced Joshua M. Walker to three life sentences in prison on Friday after a jury convicted him in June of raping and molesting a 5-year-old girl in 2010 and 2011.
Lawrence man, 29, sentenced to prison for sexually assaulting 13-year-old girl
July 6, 2012
Douglas County District Judge Peggy Kittel on Friday sentenced Brian L. Watson, 29, Lawrence, to 32 months in prison after Watson pleaded guilty to one count of attempted aggravated indecent liberties with a child.
Agency taking action against sex offenders following report
May 2, 2012
A September Journal-World investigation of Kansas sex offenders who fail to register when crossing state lines prompted a federal agency to take action and led to several arrests, said Tom Lanier, a chief inspector for the U.S. Marshals Service.
Federal authorities make new claims against Douglas County man accused of failing to register as sex offender
April 30, 2012
A federal grand jury has indicted a Douglas County man already accused of failing to register as a sex offender on two additional charges.
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.
Lawrence man, 52, faces solicitation and child exploitation charges
02:26 p.m., March 30, 2012 Updated 04:27 p.m.
Douglas County prosecutors have filed solicitation and child exploitation charges against a 52-year-old Lawrence man who was arrested Wednesday night.
Eudora High School teacher arrested on sex crime charges in Wichita
10:17 a.m., March 13, 2012 Updated 03:19 p.m.
A Eudora High School English teacher was arrested last Friday in Sedgwick County on sex crime charges as part of an investigation there, Wichita police Lt. Jeff Weible said Tuesday.
Convicted sex offender won rare judicial reprieve
February 27, 2012
When convicted sex offender Christopher J. Saemisch, 54, went to trial earlier this month in Douglas County contesting his classification as a sexually violent predator, he was facing long odds.
12 years after sexual assault, suspect found and will stand trial
February 26, 2012
The 2003 arrest of a trucker — caught smuggling 500 pounds of marijuana along with tomatoes in a semitrailer on the East Coast — would eventually lead police to a suspect 10 years after the assault.
Douglas County judge orders release of sex offender Christopher Saemisch, who has served his prison sentence
12:24 p.m., February 22, 2012 Updated 04:00 p.m.
A Douglas County judge Wednesday ordered a 54-year-old man who had served his time for molesting a Lawrence girl in the 1990s to be released instead of kept in state custody for sex-offender treatment.
Douglas County prosecutors seek to keep sex offender in prison
February 7, 2012
Attorneys Tuesday argued in a bench trial over whether a 54-year-old Lawrence man convicted of a molesting a girl in the 1990s was likely to commit another sex offense if he’s released from prison.
Most sexual predators in Kansas never make it out of treatment, according to data
January 29, 2012
A Douglas County jury recently found that 42-year-old Kodi Thomas was a sexually violent predator and sent him into state custody for treatment. Thomas, convicted of attempted rape and burglary in 1996, will join 216 other sex offenders at the Larned State Hospital in the Sexual Predator Treatment Program.

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