A 30-year-old Lawrence man has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for raping a 6-year-old girl and possessing child pornography.
Steve A. Williams was convicted in November of charges related to the attacks, which allegedly occurred over a two-year period. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that Williams was arrested after a relative called police when Williams showed a DVD containing child pornography to another family member.
He was also sentenced to three years in prison for exploitation of a child for possessing child pornography.
Defense attorney Jessica Kunen had asked for a lesser sentence, saying that Williams cooperated with investigators, had a minimal criminal history and had been sexually abused himself as a child.