- Associated Press - Friday, November 6, 2015

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A 26-year-old Wichita man has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison for robbing three businesses while his young children were in his getaway car.

The Sedgwick County prosecutor’s office says Charles Emerson pleaded guilty in September to one count of aggravated robbery and three counts of robbery. He was sentenced Friday in Sedgwick County District Court to 59 months in prison and ordered to pay more than $1,100 in restitution.

Prosecutors say Emerson was armed with a pistol on April 21 when he robbed an X-Citement Video, Quik Trip and Petro America in Wichita within 90 minutes. His 10-month-old daughter and 5-year-old son were asleep in the back seat of the car during the robberies.

Emerson’s girlfriend is scheduled to be sentenced on similar charges in December.

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