A Leavenworth man has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for sexually abusing a child, according to a prosecution official.

A Leavenworth man has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for sexually abusing a child, according to a prosecution official.

Wesley Jackson, 27, was sentenced Wednesday in Leavenworth County District Court, according to a news release from County Attorney Todd Thompson.

He pleaded no contest to aggravated criminal sodomy on Jan. 31.

The crime occurred while Jackson reportedly was living with a girlfriend and her child from 2015-2016. The child, who was born in 2006, was the victim of the crime.

Also Wednesday, Jackson pleaded no contest to failing to meet the reporting requirements as a sex offender. Jackson was required to meet the registration requirements because of a 2009 conviction for attempted indecent liberties with a child.

He was sentenced Wednesday to 36 months in prison for this crime. But the judge ordered the two sentences to run concurrently, according to Thompson.

This means Jackson will serve the two sentences at the same time.