Posted 2 years ago
By Fred Gough
Both individuals who entered pleas for child sex crimes were sentenced Friday and both are off to prison.
Douglas Fiscus was sentenced to a total of 91-months in prison by Judge Tim Chambers who went against the plea agreement in the case somewhat. Both the defense and the state had agreed on 86-months in prison which is the mitigated number in the sentencing grid box, but Judge Chambers stated in court he couldn’t find anything mitigating in this case. He gave Fiscus the standard mid-range sentence of 91-months.
Fiscus had entered pleas to one count of electronic solicitation and one count of sexual exploitation of a child. The state dropped all the rest of the counts. He had been charged with sexual exploitation of a child, two counts of electronic solicitation of a child, one count of solicitation of a child and aggravated indecent liberties.
The charges against him involves two victims, a 13-year-old and a 15-year old. The aggravated indecent liberties count is for the 15-year-old, however the sexual exploitation counts could have seen him get life sentences.
Co-defendant Wendy Brown was sentenced to 91-months in prison which was the plea agreement in her case. She had entered a plea to count 1, aggravated indecent liberties with a child, but the state amended that count to a lower level felony meaning she was sentenced through the sentencing grid instead of under Jessica’s Law. She also entered a plea to another count of indecent liberties of a child. The other two charges which were “sexual exploitation of a child” counts were dismissed.
The charges against her are in relation with a 13-year-old child. She was also charged with indecent liberties with a child, and a less severe charge of sexual exploitation of a child. Those charges involved a 15-year-old.
The crimes occurring between March 1, and April 30, of last year in Haven, but also had a connection with Hutchinson. The arrest coming after a joint investigation by both Haven and Hutchinson Police.
There were many statements made by victims either stated to the judge or in written form read to the judge by Senior Assistant District Attorney Steve Maxwell.
Those statements given by family members could only be described as very emotional.
We have chosen not give any information on the relationships between the victims and the defendants to protect the victims privacy and to protect them from any more trauma.