A man convicted of aggravated kidnapping of a child and two counts of aggravated sodomy in Barton County is eligible for a parole hearing later this year, according to the Kansas Prisoner Review Board.
Guadalupe N. “Lupe” Zamora was sentenced Feb. 2, 1996, for crimes committed on June 22, 1991. Now 58 years old, Zamora is incarcerated at Ellsworth Correctional Facility. His custody level is medium-high and he is working at a job. He is eligible for a parole hearing in November, and his earliest possible release date is Dec. 1.
When Zamora’s last parole hearing was approaching in 2014, he was in maximum security at Lansing Correctional Facility.
In 1991, Zamora, then a 33-year-old Great Bend resident, molested a 9-year-old boy the same day he had gone fishing with the boy at Stone Lake. Witnesses claimed he had made sexual advances to the boy at the lake and later in the 200 block of Baker Ave. The witnesses told police they confronted Zamora and he then grabbed the boy and ran across the street, attacking the child between two buildings.
The Kansas Prisoner Review Board schedules public comment sessions one month prior to any prisoner’s parole hearing. Citizens may also express comments by sending a letter to: Kansas Department of Corrections, Prisoner Review Board; 714 SW Jackson St., Suite 300; Topeka, KS 66603.
Other scheduled hearings
There are no inmates from the Golden Belt scheduled for parole hearings this month.
• In August, a hearing is scheduled for Curtis Lee Bentley, 56, who has a 1991 aggravated battery conviction in Ellsworth County.
In November, in addition to Zamora, hearings are scheduled for:
• Charles Hunter, 53, who was convicted of battery against a youth center officer in 2005 and battery on a mental health employee in 2014, both in Pawnee County. He has other convictions for six rapes and seven counts of aggravated burglary, all committed in December of 1978 in Douglas County. He is incarcerated at Larned State Hospital.
• Jeremiah Pack, 37, who had four felony convictions in 2008 for crimes committed in Pawnee County: stalking, and three counts indecent liberties with a child (lewd fondling) 14-16 years old.