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77-year-old Linwood man sentenced for attempted rape of 4-year-old girl

A 77-year-old northeast Kansas man has been sentenced to more than five years in prison for the attempted rape of a 4-year-old girl.

Fox4kc reports Galen Hurt, of Linwood, was sentenced Wednesday to 5 1/2 years in prison.  He pleaded guilty in September in Leavenworth County to attempted rape and aggravated child endangerment.

Hurt was originally charged in 2018 with rape of a child after the girl told her mother that he had touched her inappropriately while she was at Hurt’s house.

Leavenworth County Attorney Todd Thompson said he offered a plea deal to Hurt in part to prevent the girl, who is now 6, from having to testify in court.

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