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Lawrence man pleads guilty to child sex crimes

Thursday, May 18, 2023 - 3:45pm

Douglas County District Attorney Suzanne Valdez today announced that Jason E. Dallinga, 41, of Lawrence, agreed to plead guilty to aggravated indecent liberties with a child and indecent liberties with a child. 

The charges stemmed from incidents that occurred on or about October 10, 2022 when Dallinga engaged in lewd fondling or touching of a child less than 14 years old and a child between 14 and 16 years of age. 

“I hope the healing for both these children can begin, and I thank them for trusting in others that something would be done to help them,” District Attorney Valdez said.  

The State was represented by Chief Assistant District Attorney Jennifer Tatum. The case was investigated by the Special Victims Unit of the Lawrence Police Department and the Kansas Department for Children and Families. 

Sentencing was set by Judge Stacey Donovan for 1:30 p.m. on July 28, 2023 at the Douglas County Judicial and Law Enforcement Center. 

By plea agreement, Dallinga faces up to 351 months in prison. However, the court is responsible for sentencing and has the right, by law, not to follow the agreed upon sentence.

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