OSWEGO, Kan. (AP) A Kansas man has been sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of a child sex crime that occurred in 2010.
Nicholas Coree Joplin, 24, of Parsons was sentenced Tuesday by Labette County District Judge Robert J. Fleming. The Wichita Eagle reports that the case was prosecuted by the Kansas Attorney General’s office under Jessica’s Law. The statute mandates a life sentence with no possibility of parole for 25 years for adults convicted of certain sex crimes against children younger than 14.
A jury convicted Joplin in April on a single count of aggravated indecent liberties with a child.