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Columbus man gets four life sentences for child sex crimes

A man from Columbus, Kansas, was given four life sentences for child sex crimes. Read more from the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office below:

A jury found 72-year-old John Edward Clark guilty of aggravated indecent liberties with a child, aggravated criminal sodomy and two counts of rape at the conclusion of his trial on May 9th.

Clark’s conviction and subsequent sentence came following an investigation into his unlawful sexual acts involving a child, between August of 2015 and May of 2017.

Clark continues to be held in the Cherokee County Jail pending transfer to the Kansas Department of Corrections.

Clark was prosecuted by the Cherokee County Attorney’s Office.

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