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Gilliam convicted of indecent liberties

Jimmy Wayne Gilliam, Great Bend, appeared in Barton County District Court on Friday, Jan. 27, and, following his plea, was convicted of aggravated indecent liberties with a child.
Barton County Attorney Amy Mellor stated the conviction stems from a crime that occurred between May and September of 2014. Due to the nature of the crime, the fact that the victim was a juvenile, and to protect the privacy of the victim and the victim’s family, no information in that regard will be released. Gilliam was arrested following the filing of charges by the Barton County Attorney’s Office and held in jail until he posted a $10,000 surety bond. The defendant was on bond supervision with a no-contact order with the victim in place.
Gilliam previously entered a plea of not guilty and a jury trial was scheduled to begin this week. That was canceled after he entered a new plea of no contest on Friday.
Sentencing in the case has not yet been set but is expected to occur within the next 60 days.
Agencies involved in the investigation were the Great Bend Police Department and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation. Mellor prosecuted the case for the Barton County Attorney’s Office.