Derby man sentenced for soliciting a child

Leon Knabe

WICHITA, Kansas — A Derby man was sentenced Wednesday for a crime involving a five-year-old boy.

A judge gave Leon Knabe, 57, nearly three years in prison for aggravated indecent solicitation of a child. After he serves his time, he will have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.

Knabe pleaded guilty just before his trial was set to begin in June.

He is a former coordinator of youth soccer at a church in Derby. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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