Child sex offender sentenced for assaulting 12-year-old Wichita girl

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

A convicted sex offender has been sentenced to more than 22 years in prison for sexually assaulting a 12-year-old Wichita girl. 

The Sedgwick County DA's officer said 44-year-old Kelly Farr was sentenced to 267 months. He pleaded guilty in August to attempted rape and did not appear in court for his October sentencing. A warrant issued and Farr was sentenced Wednesday.

The victim told the Exploited and Missing Child Unit that the sexual assaults began when she was in 6th grade and continued for two years.

Farr was also convicted in 2004 of indecent liberties with a child under the age of 14. 

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A KAKE News investigation last year showed that for three weeks after Farr posted bail on charges involving the 12-year-old, the state's online offender registry indicated he was in the Sedgwick County Jail when he was actually more than 250 miles away in his hometown of Leoti.

The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office informed the state of Farr's new address when he was locked up, but not when he was released. The oversight was later corrected because KAKE News started asking questions about Farr's actual whereabouts.

When asked for comment on the delay, and whether it was acceptable, Sedgwick County District Attorney Marc Bennett said, "If you want a quote from someone as to what is acceptable, I'd refer you to the KBI."

Sheriff's offices in Kansas are required by law to report offender information to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation so that the KBI can run this searchable database.

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