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Kansas man sentenced for molesting 2 girls for 4 years

December 20, 2019 GMT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 51-year-old Maize man was sentenced on Friday for molesting two girls in Sedgwick County for four years..

Gene Cusick was sentenced to life with no chance of parole for 25 years. He pleaded guilty in October to two counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child.

Prosecutors said Cusick molested the two girls between August 2014 and October 2018.

One of the girls told her mother what Cusick had done when he watched her while the parents were at work. She told her mother after the family moved out of state.

The second girl told her mother about being sexually assaulted by Cusick when he watched her at his home in Maize.

In each case, Cusick connected with the parents by telling them his 10-year-old daughter died in a go-cart crash. Detectives found that claim was false.

If Cusick is released from prison, he will face lifetime parole that includes electronic monitoring and registration as a sex offender.