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Former Litigation Partner at Biggest Kansas Firm Gets 10 Years in Teen Sex-Enticement Case

Posted Sep 19, 2011 6:55 PM CDT
By Martha Neil

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A onetime litigation partner at the biggest firm in Kansas has been sentenced to 10 years in a federal prison.

Samuel P. Logan, 46, was sentenced today for using the Internet to entice a child for sex, reports the Kansas City Star.

Logan was allegedly chatting online last year, however, not with a 14-year-old, as he thought, but with an undercover officer. After he arrived at a mall with sex toys and porn in his car to meet the fictitious teen, he was arrested.

In addition to his prominence as a partner at Foulston Siefkin, Logan also was well-known because his father is a former federal appellate judge in Kansas and ex-dean of the University of Kansas School of Law. Consequently, federal judges in Kansas recused themselves and his case was heard by Chief U.S. District Judge Fernando Gaitan of Missouri, the newspaper reports.

“Mr. Logan accepts full responsibility for his conduct and indicated that to the court,” his lawyer, J.R. Hobbs, said after today's hearing, explaining to the newspaper that his client is remorseful and wants to get treatment while he is serving his sentence. “He will work to become productive again," Hobbs said.

Logan was disbarred by consent both by a Kansas Supreme Court order (PDF) last year and by a Missouri Supreme Court order last month.

Earlier coverage:

ABAJournal.com: "Prominent Kansas Lawyer Charged in Child Pornography Case"

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