2013 News Releases

Hodgeman County man sentenced to life in prison on Jessica’s Law conviction

Release Date: Nov 07, 2013

Douglas PetermanJETMORE – (November 7, 2013) – A Hodgeman County man was sentenced today to life in prison without the possibility of parole for 25 years after being convicted of child sex crimes, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.

Douglas D. Peterman, 44, Hanston, was found guilty in October by a Hodgeman County jury of three counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child. Chief Judge Bruce Gatterman sentenced Peterman today in Hodgeman County District Court.

The crimes were committed between August 2010 and April 2012. The charges stemmed from an investigation by the Dodge City Police Department, Hodgeman County Sheriff's Office and the Kansas Department for Children and Families. Assistant Attorney General Steve Karrer of Schmidt’s office prosecuted the case.

Photo courtesy of Hodgeman County Sheriff’s Office.

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