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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • Former police chief resentenced

  • A former Inman police chief pleaded no contest on Monday to one count of abuse of a child.
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  • A former Inman police chief pleaded no contest on Monday to one count of abuse of a child.
    Senior District Judge John Sanders sentenced Michael L. Akins Jr., 43, to 34 months in prison and 24 months of post-release supervision. Akins was credited with 1,099 days of jail time and ordered to register as a sex offender for 15 years.
    Akins was arrested in January 2010 on 19 charges, including rape, aggravated indecent liberties, indecent solicitation of a child, battery and lewd and lascivious behavior for events that allegedly took place between 2008 and 2009.
    Akins was found guilty on 15 of the 19 charges and in 2011 was sentenced to two consecutive hard 25 life terms for two convictions of aggravated indecent liberties with a child.
    The court also sentenced Akins to 59 months in prison consecutive to the life sentences for one aggravated indecent liberties conviction and concurrent terms ranging from 6 to 63 months for the remaining 12 offenses.
    However, the Kansas Supreme Court reversed the convictions and ordered a new trial in January after Akins’ attorney argued that the prosecutor in the case made several errors that denied Akins a fair trial.
    Before his arrest, Akins was Inman’s chief of police.
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