An illegal alien convicted of child sex crimes has had those convictions overturned by a Kansas judge after state prosecutors apparently filed the wrong charges against him.
Josue Manuel Arita, an illegal alien from Guatemala, was charged in 2019 by the Wyandotte County District Attorney’s Office with two counts of aggravated criminal sodomy and two counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child.
According to prosecutors at the time, Arita sexually abused a seven-year-old boy and his eight-year-old sister on multiple occasions while the children stayed at his residence. About three years later, Arita was convicted on all four charges initially filed against him.
The charges against Arita, the Kansas Court of Appeals ruled late last month, were incorrect because prosecutors “presented evidence that Arita had personally sexually abused his victims, but all four…