Former Wichita hockey player convicted of child sex abuseJurors convicted Michael A. Chighisola, 49, of two counts of child rape and one count of aggravated criminal sodomy. Sedgwick County Jail Courtesy photo
BY AMY RENEE LEIKER
Sedgwick County jurors have returned a guilty verdict against a former Wichita hockey player charged with sexually abusing a 9-year-old.
Michael A. Chighisola, 49, was convicted Friday of two counts of rape and one count of aggravated criminal sodomy of a child younger than 14, according to Dan Dillon, spokesman for the Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office. Jurors acquitted him of four additional counts: two of rape and two of aggravated criminal sodomy.
The crimes took place in 2008 after the passage of Jessica’s Law, which strengthened penalties for some child sex offenders. That means Chighisola could be ordered to serve a sentence of life in prison on each conviction.
Chighisola joined the Wichita Thunder in 1995 and was a top scorer that season but was suspended after he stole money from his teammates in January 1996. He did not play a complete season.
He remains jailed in lieu of $100,000 bond, according to online jail records. A sentencing date has not yet been set.
ST. CHARLES COUNTY • A Wildwood man was sentenced Monday to 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to statutory sodomy involving several children under age 14, the office of County Prosecutor Tim Lohmar announced.
Donald P. Boudreau, 69, of the 18500 block of Hawks Hill Road, must serve 85 percent of the sentence before becoming eligible for parole, authorities said.
Court records said Boudreau pleaded guilty in May to eight counts of statutory sodomy in connection with the incidents. The prosecutor's office said the incidents took place in the victims' home in St. Charles County. The sentence was issued by Circuit Judge Dan Pelikan.
Other statutory sodomy charges against Boudreau are pending in St. Louis County Circuit Court.
By Angie Pavlovsky | firstname.lastname@example.org
UTICA, NY - A Utica man was arrested after sexually abusing a thirteen year old boy and endangering the welfare of two other children.
Anthony G. Getti, 21 of Utica was charged with one count of Sexual Abuse in the second degree, one count of forcible touching and one count of endangering the welfare of a child in regards to the first victim. He was charged with one count each of endangering the welfare of a child regarding a second 13 year old victim and a 12 year old victim in Utica.
The investigation is continuing and the victims have been offered counseling through the Child Advocacy Center.
BETTENDORF, Iowa (AP) — A Bettendorf man has been sentenced to up to 30 years in prison for sexually abusing a child younger than 12 over a three-year period.
21-year-old Joshua Daniel Morales pleaded guilty in June to three counts of lascivious acts with a child.
In exchange for his guilty plea, prosecutors dismissed one count of second-degree sexual abuse, a felony punishable by up to 25 years.
Now that is a good plea bargain! Not like so many I have seen where the pervert gets away with half or more of the evil he did.
Prosecutors say the Scott County Sheriff’s Department received a report Jan. 7 of a sexual assault that happened between 2012 and 2015.
Investigators say Morales was 17 and the child was 7 when the abuse began.