2012 News Releases

Lane County man found guilty on child sex charges

Release Date: Jan 27, 2012

DIGHTON – (January 27, 2012) – A Lane County man was found guilty today of aggravated indecent liberties with a child and aggravated solicitation of a child, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.

William Lance McGowan, 64, of Dighton was convicted by a jury of the charges, which resulted from an investigation by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation. The crimes were alleged to have occurred between 2007 and 2009.

The jury found McGowan not guilty on two charges of aggravated criminal sodomy.

Judge Bruce T. Gatterman presided over the trial in Lane County District Court. A sentencing date has not yet been set.

Assistant Attorney General Nicole Romine, Goodland, prosecuted the case.

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