Lawrence man who molested young girl sentenced

August 08, 2018 - 8:37 pm

A Lawrence man who molested a girl beginning when she was 7 was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years.

Clinton Laing, 68, was sentenced Tuesday for aggravated indecent liberties with a child for crimes that occurred in 2015 and 2016. Before a plea deal, he faced four charges, including rape.

Prosecutor Alice Walker read letters from the victim and her mother, who both said they wanted Laing to serve a long sentence to pay for the pain he caused.

Laing's attorney, Joshua Seiden, said his client was remorseful.

Laing registered as a sex offender after his guilty plea. If he gets out of prison, he will have to be on parole with electronic monitoring the rest of his life.

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