A man who turned himself in to police for performing a sex act on an infant has received a harsh sentence under one of the strictest sex crime laws in the nation. The man, age 25, pleaded guilty to aggravated criminal sodomy of a child, according to local news reports.
A 56-year-old Kansas City man was arrested May 16, 2012, and charged with two counts of attempted forcible rape, a count of forcible sodomy and kidnapping. At his preliminary hearing on May 17, a Jackson County Circuit Court judge set the man's bond at $150,000.
Readers may remember hearing about the attacks on women along the Trolley Track Trail last summer. A 24-year-old Kansas City man who admitted to the crimes will spend the next 30 years in prison for the assaults, a Jackson County judge ruled earlier this month. Felony charges such as the ones this man faced are serious accusations that carry lifelong consequences.