Sexual Predator Law

Report: Cost of Kansas sex predator program will double by 2025
12:15 p.m., April 28, 2015 Updated 10:44 p.m.
The cost of civilly committing sexual predators for treatment in Kansas could double during the next 10 years if steps are not taken to improve the program, the state’s auditor said in a report released Tuesday.
Kansas faces criticism for cost of sex offender program
02:30 p.m., April 27, 2015 Updated 09:58 p.m.
Kansas is among a number of states facing questions about whether its program that commits sex offenders to involuntary treatment rehabilitates them or, as critics claim, merely warehouses them indefinitely due to public safety concerns.
KU student to stand trial in music lesson sexual battery case
05:39 p.m., January 30, 2015 Updated 08:06 p.m.
A 22-year-old Kansas University senior was bound over for trial Friday on charges of aggravated sexual battery and criminal restraint.
Man charged with sexual battery in connection with Kansas University dorm room incident
02:24 p.m., January 29, 2015 Updated 10:32 p.m.
A 20-year-old Kansas City man and former Kansas University student was charged Wednesday with misdemeanor sexual battery in connection with an April incident in a KU residence hall.
Lawrence man, 63, sentenced to 18 years after confessing to sexual encounters with 11-year-old boy
04:42 p.m., January 23, 2015 Updated 01:23 p.m.
Larry D. Kelley, 63, of Lawrence, was sentenced to 18 years in prison Friday after pleading guilty in December to aggravated criminal sodomy and aggravated indecent liberties with a child. Kelley admitted to “multiple incidents of sexual contact” with a Lawrence boy between January 2012 and November 2013, according to the affidavit supporting his arrest. The boy was 11 years old when the abuse began.
Eudora man, 39, charged with indecent liberties with child
05:01 p.m., January 20, 2015 Updated 10:22 p.m.
A 39-year-old Eudora man was charged Tuesday with one count of aggravated indecent liberties with a child.
22-year-old Lawrence man sentenced to 25 years to life for raping child he met on Facebook
12:09 p.m., December 31, 2014 Updated 03:55 p.m.
A 22-year-old Lawrence man was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for 25 years after pleading guilty in September to the rape of a 13-year-old girl. Fred E. White Jr. admitted to meeting the child, now 14, online, where he saw her Facebook photos in early August and began speaking with her, sneaking into her bedroom and having sex with her, Assistant Douglas County District Attorney Mark Simpson said in court Wednesday. By Caitlin Doornbos
Preliminary hearing set for men charged in alleged Haskell rape
December 11, 2014
Douglas County District Judge Paula Martin set a March 25 preliminary hearing Thursday for two men charged in connection with the alleged rape of a woman in a Haskell Indian Nations University dormitory last month.
Leavenworth man charged with aggravated criminal sodomy of a child
September 18, 2014
Assistant Douglas County District Attorney Katy Britton on Thursday charged a 31-year-old Leavenworth man with aggravated criminal sodomy of a 12-year-old. The crime allegedly occurred on Nov. 18, 2013, in Douglas County, according to court documents. If convicted, the man could be sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.
GaDuGi SafeCenter advocates for victims, raises awareness about sexual violence
May 1, 2014
The majority of sexual assaults in this country aren’t reported to the police. Of those that are, only a small percentage end in a conviction. The staff at Lawrence-based GaDuGi SafeCenter has these facts in the mind as they try to help victims navigate the turbulent legal and emotional waters that follow incidents of sexual violence. By Giles Bruce
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.