Archive for Thursday, April 8, 2004

Woman admits she violated court order

April 8, 2004

A Lansing woman, who pleaded guilty to having an inappropriate relationship with a child, admitted Friday, April 2, that she violated a court order, which she agreed to a week ago in Leavenworth County District Court.

Amanda Shivers, 18, pleaded guilty last week to attempted indecent liberties with a child. Originally, Shivers was charged with taking indecent liberties with a child, a charge prosecutors said stemmed from Shivers intentionally and feloniously touching a child older than 14 but younger than 16.

As part of her plea agreement, district court Judge Frederick Stewart ordered Shivers to have no contact with the victim in the case, a 15-year-old girl, or her family. The judge also ordered Shivers refrain from having contact with another Basehor minor and her family.

On Friday, prosecutors sought to revoke Shivers' bond because she violated her agreement with the court by having contact with the second minor.

The court left Shivers free on bond until her sentencing hearing later this month.

Shivers' attorney, Mike Highland of Bonner Springs, said his client did have contact with the second minor, but that his client was unclear of a provision ordering her not to. Highland told the judge "we assure (the court) this won't happen again."

Leavenworth County attorney Frank Kohl pushed the court Friday to revoke bond.

"Contact is contact," Kohl said.

"It clearly states (Shivers) is to have no contact with the victim in this case or her family (or the second minor and her family)."

Shivers is a former student at Basehor-Linwood High School, where authorities say she met the 15-year-old victim and the other minor who Judge Stewart ordered her to avoid. Family members for both minors attended the Friday hearing.

Prosecutors said by pleading guilty to the amended charge, Shivers would have to register as a sex offender with the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.

She is scheduled to be sentenced at 9 a.m. Friday, April 16 in district court.

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