Archive for Thursday, June 24, 2004

Sex offender given 2 terms probation

June 24, 2004

Amanda Shivers, an 18-year old woman living in Lansing, will spend the next two years on probation as part of a sentence that stems from alleged sex crimes that the woman admitted to committing against two underage Basehor girls.

Shivers, who was sentenced June 14 in Judge Frederick Stewart's chambers in Leavenworth County District Court, received two terms of probation, one for each of the two charges she faced.

She received one year of probation and a suspended jail sentence for violating a court-ordered protection order and two years' probation for the charge of attempted indecent liberties with a child, Deborah Owens, victim witness coordinator with the county attorney's office, said.

Shivers, whose probation term began following the sentencing hearing, will serve the two terms concurrently, Owens said.

Shivers' sentence stipulates that she is not to have any contact with the victims during the term of her probation. Additionally, Shivers will have to register as a sex offender with the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, Owens said.

The charge of attempted indecent liberties with a child stems from an alleged relationship Shivers had with two girls who attended Basehor-Linwood High School.

Prosecutors added the additional charge of violating a court order after an April 2 court appearance when Shivers admitted to having contact with one of the two girls she was supposed to avoid. Shivers had previously pleaded guilty to the felony charge of attempted indecent liberties with a child.

As of June 23, Shivers' name did not appear on the KBI's Web page as a registered sex offender in Leavenworth County.

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