Former Inman police chief pleads guilty to lesser charge, avoids retrial

By Staff Reports
June 17, 2014

Former Inman police chief Michael Akins, Junior pled guilty to one count of child abuse yesterday in McPherson County District Court and was sentenced to 34 months in jail, which is less time than he had already served, so he was released following the plea.

Akins was originally scheduled to be retried on child abuse charges in September, after the Kansas Supreme Court reversed his previous convictions in a decision handed down in January due to prosecutorial misconduct.

The district court originally had sentenced him to prison for two consecutive hard 25 life sentences plus 59 months in February 2011, after a jury originally convicted Akins of eight counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child, one count of attempted aggravated indecent liberties with a child, one count of indecent liberties with a child, one count of aggravated indecent solicitation of a child, three counts of indecent solicitation of a child, and one count of

battery.

Our thanks to Rod Zook of KWBW Radio in Hutchinson for the tip.


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