2012 News Releases

Washington County couple plead to aggravated criminal sodomy, other crimes

Release Date: Jul 03, 2012

Troy FencilWASHINGTON, Kan. – (July 3, 2012) – A Washington County couple each pleaded today to various child sex crimes, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.

Troy Jearald Fencil, 40, Greenleaf, pleaded guilty to aggravated criminal sodomy, aggravated indecent liberties and sexual exploitation of a child. Virginia Fencil, 30, Greenleaf, pleaded no contest to one count of aggravated criminal sodomy and two counts of aggravated endangerment of a child. All charges were felonies. Judge Kim W. Cudney accepted the pleas in Washington County District Court and adjudged both defendants guilty of the charges. Sentencing is scheduled for August 8 at 9 a.m.

Virginia FencilWashington County Attorney Elizabeth Baskerville Hiltgen and Assistant Attorney General Christine Ladner prosecuted the case. The charges stemmed from an investigation by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and the Kansas Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce.

Photos courtesy of Washington County Sheriff's Office.

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