Wichita man sentenced to decades for abuse

A 38-year-old man convicted of molesting a Wichita girl for nearly a decade faces about 80 years in prison.

The Wichita Eagle reports Michael Rae has to serve about 51 years of a life sentence before becoming eligible for parole for raping a girl under 14. If he’s ever paroled on that charge, Rae has to serve about 27 more years for other crimes committed against the girl.

Rae was accused of molesting the girl from the time she 7 until she was 16.

Prosecutor Justin Edwards asked District Judge Joe Kisner to impose the longest sentence allowable.

Kisner said he received letters from people urging him to have compassion for Rae. But the judge said he was “incapable of that in this case” and imposed the maximum.