Ottawa County man sentenced to nearly 20 years for child sex crimes

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MINNEAPOLIS, Kansas – An Ottawa County man was sentenced last week to nearly 20 years in prison after being found guilty of child sex crimes, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.

Thomas G. Retzlaff, 29, Minneapolis, was sentenced to 235 months in the Kansas Department of Corrections by Ottawa County District Judge Jerome P. Hellmer.

Retzlaff pleaded no contest in February to charges of aggravated indecent liberties with a child and rape. The crimes occurred in 2012.

The case was investigated by the Minneapolis Police Department. Assistant Attorney General Steve Karrer of Schmidt’s office prosecuted the case. 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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