Crime & Courts

Wichita man given eight life sentences for sexual assault

A 41-year-old Wichita man on Tuesday was handed eight life sentences without the possibility of parole for sexually assaulting underage girls.

Terrill Andrews was a registered sex offender in 2013 when he sexually assaulted three girls, Sedgwick County District Attorney Marc Bennett said in a statement. The girls were 13, 14 and 16 years of age. Two of them were runaways from a local halfway house.

District Court Judge Jeffrey Goering sentenced Andrews on three counts of rape, three counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child and two counts of sexual exploitation of a child, Bennett said. Goering ordered two of the life sentences to run consecutively.

Before the 2013 crimes were committed, Andrews was convicted of two counts of sexual intercourse with a minor in California, Bennett said. While in the Navy, he was courtmartialed for rape and sodomy.

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