Sep 22, 2022

AG: Wilson man gets 2 consecutive life terms for child sex crimes

Posted Sep 22, 2022 11:05 PM
<b>Jason Cunningham. </b>Photo courtesy Ellsworth County Sheriff's Office
Jason Cunningham. Photo courtesy Ellsworth County Sheriff's Office

Kansas Attorney General's Office

ELLSWORTH – A Wilson man has been sentenced to two consecutive life terms in prison for conviction of child sex crimes under the Kansas version of Jessica’s Law, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said today.

Jason Cunningham, 36, was sentenced in Ellsworth County District Court by Judge Carey Hipp to two life sentences with parole eligibility after 50 years, plus an additional 32 months in prison. Cunningham was found guilty by a jury in July of two counts of aggravated criminal sodomy, one count of attempted aggravated criminal sodomy, one count of attempted aggravated indecent liberties with a child, one count of aggravated indecent liberties with a child, one count of indecent liberties with a child, one count of aggravated intimidation of a victim, and two counts of promoting obscenity to a minor.

Hipp also sentenced Cunningham to lifetime registration as a violent offender and lifetime parole.