A former Fort Riley soldier convicted of molesting his ex-wife’s daughter was sentenced in court Monday, exactly a year after the incident took place.
George Ferenz, 30, was sentenced to life in prison by Judge Meryl Wilson for each of the four charges for which he was convicted in September: two counts of aggravated criminal sodomy and two counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child.
Ferenz will be eligible for parole after 25 years for each sentence and will serve them concurrently.
He was accused of showering and engaging in oral copulation with his then 7-year-old stepdaughter on Oct. 21, 2012.
According to a report from 1350 KMAN radio, Ferenz’s attorney, Scott Toth, argued that Ferenz be acquitted on of one of the aggravated criminal sodomy charges, because the child didn’t testify about that portion of the incident in court.
Wilson denied the motion for the acquittal and motion for a new trial.