Kansas man sentenced for attempted rape of child

November 14, 2019 - 7:27 pm

A northeast Kansas man has been sentenced to more than five years in prison for the attempted rape of a girl, 4.

Galen Hurt, 77, of Linwood, was sentenced Wednesday to 5.5 years in prison. He pleaded guilty in September in Leavenworth County to attempted rape and aggravated child endangerment.

Hurt was originally charged in 2018 with rape of a child after the girl told her mother that he had touched her inappropriately while she was at Hurt's house.

Leavenworth County Attorney Todd Thompson said he offered a plea deal to Hurt in part to prevent the girl, who is now 6, from having to testify in court.

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