Several area cases are to be heard before the Kansas Court of Appeals next week. One involves former Fort Riley soldier, George Ferenz, 32,who was convicted in Riley County in September of 2013 on two counts of aggravated criminal sodomy and two counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child less than 14 years old. Ferenz currently is being held at Lansing and his earliest possible release date is September of 2038.
Also to be argued on Tuesday, January 13th, before the state Court of Appeals is the Gregory Chambers case from Riley County, in which the 45-year-old was convicted on cultivation of marijuana and possession charges. Chambers is held at Norton and his earliest possible release date is November of 2019.
The other area cases involve Kyle Riesberg vs. Lana Burkman or Swendson in Riley County, State of Kansas v. Sarah Sessin in Geary County, and a minor child adoption case in Clay County.