Topeka man sentenced for indecent liberties

A Topeka man was sentenced to 32 months in prison Monday, after pleading no contest last month and being found guilty of one count of indecent liberties with a child.

Nathan D. Jones, 39, Topeka, appeared before Osage County Chief Judge Phillip Fromme on March 4 for sentencing.

In an amended complaint filed in Osage County District Court Feb. 5, Jones was accused of unlawful lewd fondling or touching of a child between the age of 14 years old and 16 years old. According to information provided by the Osage County Attorney’s Office, the incident occurred in Carbondale on or about Oct. 31, 2011.

The amended complaint followed an original complaint filed in district court in November that charged Jones with three counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child under 14 between October 2009 and October 2011.

During the sentencing hearing, Jones told the judge he was remorseful and sorry for the crime.

Jones appeared at the hearing with attorney John Ambrosio, who told Fromme that as part of a plea agreement with the county attorney, Jones agreed to accept a sentence of 32 months in prison. The minimum sentence for the severity level 5 person felony, according to the state’s sentencing grid, was 31 months in prison. The judge also ordered Jones to register as an offender for 25 years.

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