2015 News Releases

Moscow man found guilty of child sex crimes

Release Date: Apr 01, 2015

HUGOTON – (April 1, 2015) – A Stevens County jury yesterday found Kenneth Harris, 44, of Moscow, guilty of multiple child sex crimes, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.

 Harris was found guilty of four counts of rape, one count of attempted rape, one count of aggravated indecent liberties with a child, one count of aggravated intimidation of a victim, one count of kidnapping and one count of abuse of a child.  Six of the counts are subject to Jessica’s Law, which carries a possible penalty of life in prison with no parole eligibility for 25 years.

The crimes were committed between October 2012 and September 2013.  Judge Clinton B. Peterson presided over the trial. Sentencing has been set for May 12 at 1pm in Stevens County District Court.

The case was investigated by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation and the Stevens County Sheriff’s Office.  Assistant Attorney General Nicole Romine of Schmidt’s office prosecuted the case with assistance from Stevens County Attorney Paul Kitzke.

 

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