Mark Scheetz Biography, Wiki
Mark Scheetz, Former School Resource Officer Gets Life in Prison for Repeatedly Raping a Young Child, Scheetz of Kansas was sentenced on Tuesday. A former school resource officer in Kansas City, Kansas, has been sentenced to life in prison for repeatedly raping and abusing a child younger than 14. Mark Scheetz, of Norton, was sentenced Tuesday in Norton County District Court, the Kansas Attorney General’s Office said in a news release.
Mark Scheetz is 32-years-old.
Officer Gets Life in Prison for Repeatedly Raping a Young Child
A former Kansas City, Kan., school resource officer has been sentenced to prison for repeatedly raping a child younger than 14.
Mark Scheetz, 32, was sentenced on Tuesday in Norton County District Court to life in prison, the Kansas Attorney General’s Office said in a news release. He will be not eligible for parole for a minimum of 50 years.
In April, Scheetz, of Lansing, was convicted by a jury of two counts of aggravated criminal sodomy with a child younger than 14, two counts of rape, sexual exploitation of a child, and intimidating a witness.
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The crimes occurred between 2012 and 2015 in Norton County.
Scheetz was a school resource officer at Kansas City, Kansas School District when he was charged in 2019, KMBC reports. Before that, he worked for the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office from 2016 to 2018.
In addition to life in prison, Scheetz was also sentenced to 32 months for sexual exploitation of a child and six months for intimidating a witness.
In April, a jury found him guilty of two counts of aggravated criminal sodomy with a child younger than 14, two counts of rape, sexual exploitation of a child, and intimidating a witness.
The conviction came two years after he was arrested by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, which said he had engaged in sex acts with a minor, sent lewd photos to minors, and used electronic devices to solicit sex with minors from 2013 through 2015.
Scheetz was sentenced under Jessica’s Law, which calls for harsh sentences for people convicted of sex crimes involving young children. He must serve 50 years before he’s eligible for parole.
When the charges were first filed in April of 2019, Scheetz was working with the Kansas City, Kansas, School District. He was placed on administrative leave pending the results of the investigation. The school district has its own police department.
Before coming there, Scheetz worked for the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office from 2016 to 2018.