A man faces possible life sentences after he was convicted in Leavenworth County of aggravated indecent liberties with a child.

A man faces possible life sentences after he was convicted in Leavenworth County of aggravated indecent liberties with a child.

A jury found Nicholas Clark, 24, guilty Friday of two counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child under the age of 14 and two counts of aggravated indecent solicitation with a child, according to County Attorney Todd Thompson.

The crimes occurred in August 2014 in Leavenworth. Clark reportedly met the victim while working at a youth center at Fort Leavenworth.

The victim’s mother found messages on the child’s phone and reported the matter to police.

“We would ask parents to please pay attention to their children and what they are doing on their phones and other devices,” Thompson said in a new release.

Friday’s verdict came at the conclusion of a week-long trial. Jurors were unable to reach a unanimous verdict for a rape charge that also had been filed in the case, according to Thompson.

Thompson confirmed that Clark faces possible life sentences without eligibility for parole for at least 25 years. The life sentences are possible for the aggravated indecent liberty convictions because of what is known as Jessica’s Law, which calls for harsh sentences for sexual crimes involving children.

Post trial motions will be taken up March 17. Sentencing also is scheduled for that date.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant County Attorney Michael Jones. Attorney Jennifer Chaffee represented Clark during the trial.

Thompson said Clark remains free on bond as he awaits sentencing. Thompson said the defendant wears an ankle bracelet monitoring device.

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