A man has pleaded no contest to three felony counts of reporting false alarms to Leavenworth County dispatchers, according to a prosecution official.

A man has pleaded no contest to three felony counts of reporting false alarms to Leavenworth County dispatchers, according to a prosecution official.

Justin Allen Roehrich, 38, Lawrence, entered the plea Wednesday in Leavenworth County District Court, according to a news release from County Attorney Todd Thompson.

The Leavenworth County Attorney’s Office filed charges in June after an investigation was completed by the Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office. The investigation began in April.

Dispatchers with the Sheriff’s Office began receiving dozens of phone calls from an individual who identified himself as “Jesse.” In these phone calls, “Jesse” spoke of sexual acts that he was performing with women.

Dispatchers sent officers to various locations in Tonganoxie and other parts of Leavenworth County in an attempt to see if the caller needed assistance, but no one was ever found.

Dispatchers received dozens more calls at the beginning of May including 72 phone calls between the evening of May 7 and the morning of May 8, all from the same individual who again called himself “Jesse.”

Based on the previous phone calls, dispatchers advised that if he had no emergency they would end the call. “Jesse” then became angry. And in three of the phone calls, which were the basis for the felony charges, advised dispatchers that he was going to perform sexual acts with underage girls, according to the news release.

In total, there were 122 calls made to Leavenworth County dispatchers. Investigators found no evidence of anyone being harmed or threatened.

An investigation by the Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office as well as the Lawrence Police Department identified “Jesse” as Roehrich.

“Our dispatchers never get as much credit and recognition as they deserve,” Thompson said in the release. “More often than not, they are our first contact when we need help and they handle all calls patiently and with kindness. We hate to see this system abused but proud they take their job so seriously. There is obviously a great need for mental health treatments for people in our community, including drug and alcohol treatment.”