LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - The man convicted of kidnapping three Lubbock children has been sentenced to 40 years in prison.
A jury convicted Kenneth Michael Wilcox on three counts of kidnapping in May. Friday morning, a Federal judge handed down his sentence of 480 months for each count, which will be served concurrently.
The judge said he thought it was an appropriate sentencing because Wilcox was dangerous, especially to young children and vulnerable women. Wilcox addressed the court after his sentencing and continues to maintain his innocence.
NewsChannel 11 spoke to him in an interview, and he told his side of the story. "I did not kidnap them. I had consent to have these kids. I asked their parents two weeks prior to the trip," says Kenneth Wilcox during the interview.
NewsChannel 11 has a crew in the courtroom and will have more details on what happened during the sentencing on NewsChannel 11 at 6, and 10.
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Accused Lubbock kidnapper interview on the eve of his sentencing
In less than 12 hours, the man convicted of kidnapping three Lubbock children will learn his fate. NewsChannel 11 spoke with Wilcox while he remains in the Dickens County Jail. This is his side of the story.