Man sentenced to 615 years for sex crimes -—A judge imposed the maximum sentence after hearing a powerful plea from one of the victims' mother.

Basehor man sentenced to more than 23 years for child sex crimes. BASEHOR, Kan. —  A 50-year-old Leavenworth County man has been sentenced to more than 23 years in prison for child sex crimes. William Lawrence Battle, of Basehor, was sentenced Friday in Leavenworth County District Court to 23 years and 6 months on two counts of electronic solicitation and one count of lewd and lascivious behavior. The crimes were reported to have occurred between 2013 and 2016. Battle was arrested in December 2016. He was accused of having sex with a child [