Kansas man sentenced to 5 1/2 years for attempted rape of 4-year-old girl

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LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) -

A 77-year-old northeast Kansas man has been sentenced to 5 1/2 years in prison for the attempted rape of a 4-year-old girl. 

WDAF reports Galen Hurt, of Linwood, was sentenced Wednesday to 67 months. He entered a guilty plea in September 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've had to testify. Leavenworth County Attorney Todd Thompson said that part of his decision to offer a plea deal was consideration of the victim.

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