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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Defendant sentenced to 60 days in jail, probation for indecent liberties

  • A Leavenworth man has been sentenced to 60 days in jail and three years of probation for aggravated indecent liberties with a child, court records show.


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  • A Leavenworth man has been sentenced to 60 days in jail and three years of probation for aggravated indecent liberties with a child, court records show.
    Robert Lee Glover, 54, was sentenced Thursday in Leavenworth County District Court.
    In March, Glover pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated indecent liberties with a child. The crime was said to have occurred sometime between December 2003 and June 2008. The victim was born in 1997.
    The charge resulted from an investigation that began after a middle school student reported to a teacher that she had been inappropriately touched, according to Assistant County Attorney Cheryl Marquardt, who prosecuted the case.
    Glover had been charged with another aggravated indecent liberties charge as well as two counts of rape. But the additional charges were dismissed as part of a plea agreement.
    Court records indicate District Judge Gunnar Sundby sentenced Glover Thursday to 59 months with the Kansas Department of Corrections. But the judge agreed to a defense motion to depart from what would be the normal sentence under the state guidelines. This resulted in a suspension of the prison sentence and the three years of probation.
    The 60 days in jail is called “shock time,” according to County Attorney Todd Thompson.
    A court document indicates Glover was to be released after serving four days in jail. Serving the remaining 56 days is to be coordinated by the defendant and Community Corrections officers.
    Glover also has been ordered to register for the state’s public offender registry.
    In the written motion for a sentencing departure, defense attorney Douglas G. Waters Jr. noted things such as Glover’s cooperation with authorities and his taking responsibility. The attorney also indicated Glover had no prior criminal record.
    Also mentioned in the motion was a memorandum regarding Glover’s history and the “continued progress on the part of the victim.” The motion also mentioned letters submitted by the defendant’s wife, the child’s father and his employer. The memorandum prepared by the defense has been sealed.
    At the time of the plea, Marquardt said the prosecution would stand silent on a motion for a sentencing departure as part of the plea agreement.
    But Thompson said there was no agreement about the sentence Glover received.
    The determination about granting the defense motion was made by the judge.
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