Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Columbus man receives four life sentences for rape, sodomy, taking indecent liberties with child

(From the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office)

John Edward Clark, 72, of Columbus, was given 4 life sentences Wednesday afternoon in Cherokee County District Court.

A jury found Clark guilty of aggravated indecent liberties with a child, aggravated criminal sodomy and two counts of rape at the conclusion of his trial on May 9th.

Clark's conviction and subsequent sentence came following an investigation into his unlawful sexual acts involving a child, between August of 2015 and May of 2017.

Clark continues to be held in the Cherokee County Jail pending transfer to the Kansas Department of Corrections.

Clark was prosecuted by the Cherokee County Attorney's Office.


Anonymous said...

4 life sentences still not enough.

Anonymous said...

Yes - These Sick and Perverted Pedophiles that Prey on the Most Innocent and Vulnerable in our Society - Children - Should be Locked away forever. Though I would rather see them not waste Tax Payers Money - sitting in Jail - - and just permanently rid Society of them once Convicted of their Crimes.

Since we are so PC - Politically Correct in America - We cannot Kill them - though that may act as a Deterrent and to some - of them - I wish we had Laws that would Reflect the Outrage we have with these Sick and Perverted Individuals.

There are the 24-States With the Death Penalty - Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Wyoming.

These are 3-States that have a Moratorium / Hold on the Death Penalty - California, Oregon, Pennsylvania -

There are 23-States that have Abolished the Death Penalty - Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, DC, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin.

We have to Start Being - Harder on Criminals and Pedophiles - This is National Crisis - and requires Strong Politicians, Judges, and Prosecuting Attorneys - to Serve the Needs and Justice of their Communities and Victims and make these - Men and Woman - Serve Time for these Heinous Crimes - - Not just give them Slaps on the Wrist / Probation - so they can Re-Offend Again and Again -

Stop Feeling Sorry for the Criminals and Start Feeling Sorry for the Victims.