2019 News Releases

Garden City man convicted of Jessica’s Law charges

Release Date: Oct 25, 2019

GARDEN CITY – (October 25, 2019) – A Garden City man has been convicted of two child sex crime-related charges, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.

Douglas Heit, 50, yesterday pleaded no contest in Finney County District Court to two counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child. Judge Michael Quint accepted the plea and scheduled sentencing for December 19 at 1 p.m. The charges fall under Jessica’s Law because the victim was under 14 years of age. 

The crimes were committed in August 2018. The charges stemmed from an investigation by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation with assistance from the Garden City Police Department. Senior Assistant Attorney General Melissa Johnson and Assistant Attorney General Stephanie Plaschka of Schmidt’s office prosecuted the case. 

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