Norton man sentenced to life in prison for child sex crimes


Mark Scheetz (Courtesy: Norton County Jail)

NORTON, Kan. (KSNW) – A 32-year-old Norton man and former Kansas City, Kansas school resource officer has been sentenced to life in prison for child sex crimes and rape according to the Kansas Attorney General’s Office.

Mark Scheetz was sentenced Tuesday in Norton County District Court to two Jessica’s Law counts of aggravated criminal sodomy with a child younger than 14, as well as two counts of rape.

A judge sentenced Scheetz to life in prison. Scheetz will be not eligible for parole for a minimum of 50 years. He was also sentenced to 32 months for sexual exploitation of a child and six months for intimidating a witness.

Scheetz was convicted by a jury in April on all counts. The crimes took place between 2012 and 2015 in Norton County.

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