Wichita Man Sentenced for Rape Charges

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) A 49-year-old Wichita man has been sentenced to 17 life terms for having sex with two young girls who were provided to him by their mother.

James Lamont Brown will not be eligible for parole under the sentences imposed Thursday by Sedgwick County District Judge Gregory Waller.

Brown was already a registered sex offender when he was charged with repeatedly molesting two sisters, then 11 and 12 years old, at a Wichita hotel. He was convicted in November 2011 of nine counts of rape and eight counts of trafficking.

The girls’ mother has admitted driving them to Wichita from their home in Kansas City, Kan., to have sex with Brown. The mother is awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to multiple counts of sex trafficking and child endangerment.