A 30-year-old Wichita man has pleaded guilty to rape and to videotaping himself having sex with a 13-year-old girl he met through a social networking application.
Adam Wayne Langley could be ordered to serve up to life in prison under Jessica’s Law when he is sentenced June 4 on one count of child rape and one count of sexual exploitation of a child younger than 14.
According to a police affidavit connected to the case, the girl agreed to meet Langley at Orchard Park, east of Hoover on Ninth Street North, on Jan. 31 after the two communicated through Skout — a location-based app that touts itself as the “world’s largest network for meeting new people” — and by text message.
Langley took the girl back to his apartment and had sex with her two to three times that night, creating an explicit video recording and photograph of the encounter, the document says.
The affidavit says Langley told the girl via text message he was 30, and when she replied “I’m 13 lol,” Langley wrote: “that a problem?” The girl’s grandmother notified authorities.
Langley originally was charged with four Jessica’s Law crimes but reached a plea deal with prosecutors that dropped two of the charges. Sedgwick County District Court Chief Judge James Fleetwood on Tuesday told Langley that prosecutors plan to recommend he serve less than the 25-year-to-life prison sentence that can be imposed in Jessica’s Law cases in exchange for his guilty plea but that a judge doesn’t have to follow the agreement.
Jessica’s Law strengthened penalties for adults convicted of sex crimes with children younger than 14. It was enacted in 2006.