COLUMBUS – A Galena man was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison without the possibility for parole for 25 years for multiple child sex crimes, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said in a release.
Timothy Russell Frobish, 28, was found guilty by a Cherokee County jury in January 2015 of two counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child, one count of attempted rape, one count of criminal threat, three counts of endangering a child, one count of possession of a synthetic cannabinoid and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. Three of the counts are subject to Jessica’s Law, which carries a possible penalty of life without possibility of parole for 25 years.
District Court Judge Oliver Kent Lynch Tuesday sentenced Frobish to life in prison to be served in the Kansas Department of Corrections. Frobish is also subject to lifetime post-release supervision and electronic monitoring. The crimes occurred in February 2013.
The case was investigated by the Galena Police Department and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation. Assistant Attorney General Lyndzie Carter of Schmidt’s office prosecuted the case.
Prior to the current conviction, Frobish was a registered sex offender in Cherokee County. According to Cherokee County Sheriff David Groves, Frobish was convicted on March 25, 2009, of lewd and lascivious behavior with a person less than 18 years of age