HILL CITY — A Hill City man was sentenced Tuesday to more than 20 years in prison for a child sex crime, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.

Kevin Michael Cross, 25, pleaded guilty in January to one count of aggravated criminal sodomy with a child. Judge Preston A. Pratt sentenced Cross to 253 months to be served in the Kansas Department of Corrections. Cross also is subject to lifetime post-release supervision and sex-offender registration. The crime occurred between October and December 2016.

The case was investigated by the Hill City Police Department with assistance from the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant Attorney General Lyndzie Carter of Schmidt’s office prosecuted the case.