TOPEKA — A Rice County criminal conviction for rape is on the Kansas Supreme Court Docket for 9 a.m. Friday, February 1, as a petition for review.
Cases on the docket will be heard Jan. 28 through Feb. 1 in the Supreme Court courtroom on the third floor of the Kansas Judicial Center in Topeka. All Supreme Court oral arguments are broadcast live over the internet. To watch proceedings live online, follow the Watch Supreme Court Live! link from the court’s website at www.kscourts.org.
In 2013, Jeffery S. Redding pleaded guilty to rape and aggravated indecent liberties with a child. The district court imposed a departure sentence of 210 months of imprisonment with lifetime post-release supervision. In August 2015, Redding filed a pro se motion to correct an illegal sentence. The court asked for a response from the State without appointing counsel for Redding. The district court denied Redding’s motion without a hearing or appointment of counsel.
The Court of Appeals affirmed the decision. Issues on review are whether: 1) the district court violated Redding’s due process rights when it failed to appoint counsel to represent him after receiving the State’s formal response; and 2) Redding has a right to have his sentence considered for an additional departure.
According to the Kansas Department of Corrections online offender search, Redding, 39, was sentenced on May 15, 2013, for one count of raping a victim between the age of 14 and 18 years on Aug. 1, 2010, and one count of aggravated indecent liberties with a child between the age of 14 and 18 on Oct. 31, 2011. He is incarcerated at the Hutchinson Correctional Facility.