Winfield man sentenced to life in child sex case

ARKANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Winfield man guilty of a committing a child sex crime in Arkansas City will spend the rest of his life in prison.

Loarn Earl Fitzgerald II was sentenced Thursday to life with no chance of parole for aggravated criminal sodomy against a child. He committed the crime while living in Arkansas City but then moved to Winfield.

The Arkansas City Traveler reports the victim was a 9-year-old girl who was part of a family staying with Fitzgerald, but she was not related to him.

Fitzgerald was sentenced under the state’s Jessica’s Law, which requires maximum sentences for serial sex offenders. He was sentenced in 1993 for a sex offense in Cherokee County and in 2002 in Labette County for two counts of aggravated indecent liberties involving two children.

 

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