Marion County man pleads guilty to child sex crimes

By Kansas Attorney General
March 11, 2015

A Marion County man pleaded guilty Tuesday to two counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.

Kenneth Newell, 47, Marion, pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child under 14 years of age.  The crimes occurred in March 2014. Chief Judge Michael Powers accepted the plea in Marion County District Court.  Sentencing is scheduled for April 20 at 11:30 a.m.

The case was investigated by the Marion Police Department and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation with assistance from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office and the Exploited and Missing Child Unit in Wichita.  Assistant Attorney General Melissa Johnson of Schmidt’s office is prosecuting the case.


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