Court Update: Eric Carlson

A Sabetha man was been charged with aggravated indecent liberties with a child and sexual exploitation of a child has been sentenced.

Eric Carlson, 27, was sentenced Thursday, Oct. 25, by District Court Judge James A. Patton to life in prison for aggravated indecent liberties with a child and a life sentence for a separate charge of sexual exploitation of a child. According to Nemaha County Attorney Brad Lippert, the sentences will be served consecutively, meaning Carlson will not be eligible for parole on both convictions for at least 50 years.

“If paroled, Carlson will be subject to lifetime post-release supervision with electronic monitoring,” Lippert said. “He is also required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.”

Carlson was arrested and charged in May 2018 after an investigation was conducted by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Nemaha County Sheriff’s Department, the Wichita Police Department, and the Hiawatha Police Department.

In 2017, Carlson engaged in lewd fondling or touching of a child under 14 years of age; and also used, persuaded, induced, enticed or coerced this same child to engage in sexually explicit conduct with the intent to promote the performance. Carlson also promoted a performance that included sexually explicit conduct by a second child under 14 years of age, knowing the character and content of the performance.

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Heather Stewart is a reporter for The Sabetha Herald, where she has been on staff since 2015. She specializes in court and sports reporting, as well as photography. Heather is a 2011 Kansas State University graduate with a degree in psychology. She lives in Sabetha with her husband.

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