Kansas man pleads guilty to attempted rape of 4-year-old girl

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LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (KAKE) -

A 76-year-old northeast Kansas man has pleaded guilty to charges that he tried to rape a 4-year-old girl. 

WDAF reports Galen Hurt, of Linwood, entered the plea on charges of attempted rape and aggravated child endangerment in Leavenworth County court.

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

Hurt entered the plea before the girl, who is now 6, would have to testify. Leavenworth County Attorney Todd Thompson said that part of his decision to offer a plea deal was consideration of the victim.

Hurt will be sentenced at a later date.

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