Henderson man sent to prison for assaulting children

YORK — Kody Jansa, 33, of Henderson, has been sentenced to four years in prison for two counts of child abuse.

He was sentenced this week in York County District Court.

He was initially charged with seven felonies: Two counts of sex trafficking of a minor, both Class 1B felonies; two counts of third-degree sexual assault of a child with prior offenses, both Class 1C felonies; committing intentional child abuse, two counts, both Class 3A felonies; and first degree sexual assault of a child with a prior offense, a Class 1B felony.

As part of a plea agreement, the charges were amended to two counts of child abuse, each a Class 3A felony. For each count, he was sentenced to two years in prison to be followed by 18 months of post-release supervision. The sentences must be served consecutively. He was also given credit for 177 days already served in the Yok County Jail.

The York County Sheriff’s Department and the Henderson Police Department investigated this case.

Due to the graphic nature of the case, no further details can be published.

Court documents indicate Jansa’s criminal history includes that he is a convicted felon, multi-state offender, and a registered sex offender in Nebraska. He has had a prior conviction for first degree sexual assault in Douglas County – in that case, the victim was nine years old.



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