Kansas Woman Sentenced for Sexual Acts with a Child

Published 04/22 2014 09:29AM

Updated 04/22 2014 08:21PM

CHEROKEE COUNTY, KS. --- Melissa Coles, 37, of Weir, KS., was sentenced to just over 11 years in prison. Authorities say an investigation began after receiving information that Coles committed illegal sexual acts with a child under the age of 14. The offenses occurred between July 1, 2009 and December 31, 2009.

Coles fled to Arizona then to Louisiana, where she was apprehended and extradited back to Cherokee County. Coles plead guilty to Aggravated Indecent Liberties with a Child, and Aggravated Indecent Solicitation of a Child. 

Coles is currently awaiting transfer to the Kansas Department of Corrections.

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