Former Dodge City Man Sentenced To Life In Prison For Jessica’s Law

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Ness City, Ks. (westernkansasnews.com)

A Ness City man who was living in Dodge City at the time of his crimes will spend life in prison after being convicted on rape and Jessica’s Law charges back in August according to Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt.

37 year old Benito Cardenas Junior was sentenced yesterday to life in the Kansas Department of Corrections without the possibility of parole for 25 years on each of the two convictions by District Judge Bruce T. Gatterman. Gatterman ordered the sentences to run concurrently. Cardenas was convicted in August by a Ness County jury of rape and aggravated criminal sodomy under Jessica’s Law. 


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