Jury Finds Child Sexual Assault Suspect Guilty on All 7 Counts
This afternoon a jury found 60-year-old Kurt B. Leppert Sr. guilty on all seven counts of child sexual abuse charged. Leppert was arrested on May 10, 2017, by Spokane Valley Sexual Assault Unit Detective Brandon Armstrong, and booked into the Spokane County Jail where he remains. Leppert’s sentencing is scheduled for April 27, 2018 where he could face up to life in prison.
This investigation began in April 2017 when Spokane Valley Deputy Mitchell Othmer responded to the reported sexual abuse of three young children, ranging from 8 to 12 years of age. The three victims all knew Leppert and named him as the suspect.
Spokane Valley Sexual Assault Unit Detectives began an investigation into the allegations with Detective Armstrong assigned as the lead investigator.
Through the investigation, Detective Armstrong developed probable cause to arrest Leppert. He was booked into the Spokane County Jail on May 10, 2017 for multiple felony charges.
The jury in this case, prosecuted by Spokane County Prosecuting Attorney Amanda Fry, found Leppert guilty on charges of Child Rape 1st Degree (2 counts), Child Molestation 1st Degree (2 counts), Child Rape 2nd Degree, Child Molestation 2nd Degree and Unlawful Imprisonment with Sexual Motivation.
Leppert is scheduled to be sentenced on April 27, 2018 and faces the possibility of life in prison.