Pottawatomie County jury convicts Shawnee man in lewd acts case; sentencing set Jan. 6
A Pottawatomie County jury has convicted a 75-year-old Shawnee man in a felony lewd acts case involving a child. Formal sentencing is scheduled in January.
The jury trial began Monday in Pottawatomie County District Court for Jimmie Don Wilkins on two counts of lewd or indecent acts to a child under age 16. Charges were originally filed in 2019. Following the two-day trial, the jury returned guilty verdicts in both counts Tuesday. Assistant District Attorney Jeff Mixon tried the case.
The jury recommended a 20-year prison sentence in each count. Formal sentencing has been scheduled for Jan. 6, 2021.
Wilkins is jailed in the Pottawatomie County Public Safety Center while awaiting formal sentencing.
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