2016 News Releases

Marion man sentenced to eight years in prison for child sex crime

Release Date: Jul 07, 2016

MARION– (July 7, 2016) – A Marion man was sentenced today to more than eight years in prison for one count of rape of a person under 14 years of age, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.

Gary Dwain Williams, 55, was sentenced in Marion County District Court by Judge Michael Powers to 97.5 months to be served in the Kansas Department of Corrections. The sentence is a result of a downward departure granted by the judge. Williams also was sentenced to lifetime registration as a sex offender and lifetime post release supervision. Williams pleaded no contest to the crime in March. The conviction stemmed from a crime that occurred in 2011.

The case was investigated by the Marion Police Department and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant Attorney General Adam Zentner of Schmidt’s office prosecuted the case.

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