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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Sentencing continued in indecent liberties case

  • There’s been a delay in the sentencing of a Leavenworth man who pleaded guilty to taking indecent liberties with a child.
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  • There’s been a delay in the sentencing of a Leavenworth man who pleaded guilty to taking indecent liberties with a child.
    Daniel A. Young, 27, had been scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday in Leavenworth County District Court. But his sentencing is now on hold so he can undergo a psychological evaluation.
    He pleaded guilty last month to aggravated indecent liberties with a child and attempted aggravated solicitation of a child under the age of 14.
    The crimes occurred between 2005 and 2011 in Leavenworth and involved a girl who was born in 2002.
    Young’s attorney, Gregory Robinson, requested the evaluation Wednesday in court.
    He said the judge can order that Young serve his sentence at the Larned State Security Hospital instead of in a Kansas Department of Corrections prison. He requested that Young be evaluated at Larned to help in making the determination about where he will be incarcerated.
    County Attorney Todd Thompson recognized that Young’s mental capacity has been an overarching issue.
    “But we did have a plea agreement,” he said.
    And he said the prosecution would be ready to go forward.
    District Judge Gunnar Sundby noted that Young faces a potential lengthy prison sentence, and the issue of the defendant’s mental health has been raised a number of times.
    Sundby ordered the evaluation to take place at Larned.
    “That will mean the sentencing is suspended until we have the report,” he said.
    No new court date was set.

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