A 44-year-old Kansas man convicted for the second time of sexual offenses involving children has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for 25 years.
The Hutchinson News reports Douglas D. Peterman was sentenced Thursday in Hodgeman County court to the mandatory sentence. Peterman was found guilty in October of three counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child.
He was also sentenced to five years in prison in July 2002 for possession of child pornography. In that case, Peterman pleaded guilty to possessing computer images of children engaged in sexually explicit conduct.
Hodgeman County prosecutors also charged Peterman in 2010 with failing to register as a sexual offender. He was placed on a diversion in that case.