On Friday morning the Kansas Court of Appeals upheld a ruling by Riley County Judge David Stutzman on a local case involving a Manhattan man.
Micheal Combs was convicted in October of 2012 for having child pornography on his computer. The case was brought forward after a search warrant in an ongoing investigation involving the possession of child pornography and was executed by the Riley County Police Department Internet Crimes against children Unit and the Special Investigations Unit.
Combs was sentenced in January 2013 by Judge Stutzman after serving almost a year in jail to 36 months of probation in which Combs couldn’t be near anyone under the age of 18 outside of a public place. Under the sentence Combs is also required to register as a sex offender for 25 years.
On Friday the state’s highest court upheld the ruling and sentence passed down by Judge Stutzman in an unpublished decision. Records of the decision can be acquired by calling the state law library at 785-296-3257.