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Kansas judge to rule on supervision

KSAL Staff - April 21, 2014 4:20 am

A Kansas lawmaker says some state courts have failed to comply with a new state law on public requests for probable cause statements.

A Butler County judge is expected to decide if a former Augusta police officer convicted of a sex crime will be subject to lifetime post-release supervision.

The Wichita Eagle reports that 45-year-old Jerry Dale Ballinger was ordered to 59 days of house arrest, 60 months’ probation and sex offender treatment when he was sentenced April 7 on one count of attempted aggravated indecent liberties with a child.

The judge is expected to rule Monday on whether Ballinger will also have to submit to post-release supervision for the rest of his life.

Ballinger was a longtime Augusta police department employee.

Kansas law requires certain sex offenders be supervised in the community for the remainder of their lives after serving the incarceration portion of their sentences.

Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle