Holton man receives Hard 25 sentence for child sex crime

Jay Stewart/Credit: Jackson Co Sheriff's Office

(KNZA)--A Holton man convicted of a child sex offense has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for 25 years.

According to court documents, 44-year-old Jay Stewart was sentenced Tuesday in Jackson County District Court on a charge of aggravated indecent liberties with a child under the age of 14.

Stewart was sentenced under Jessica's law.

He will be subject to lifetime post release supervision.

Stewart pleaded guilty to the felony charge in February.

He was charged with engaging in the lewd fondling or touching of a child under 14 years of age in November of last year.

The charge was filed following an investigation by the Jackson County Sheriff's Office.

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