Couple convicted in child abuse case; Friend remains on the lam

November 13, 2020 | Courts|Featured

NEWKIRK — John Lee Rohlin, 50, and Tami Ann Rohlin, 41, both formerly of Blackwell, now of Wichita, Kan. both entered no contest pleas in Kay County District Court to a felony count of child neglect and a misdemeanor count of failure to report child abuse.

John Lee Rohlin

The pair and James Paul Pomerantz, 31, Wichita, were all charged in the case on Feb. 12, 2019. The child reportedly abused was transported to OU Medical reportedly suffering from fractures including a skull fracture. (see story) Sentencing for John is deferred for three years and he was ordered to complete anger management classes and complete 40 hours of community service. 

Tami Ann Rohlin

Sentencing for Tami is deferred for three years and she was ordered to complete Breaking the Cycle Class and complete 40 hours of community service.

Pomerantz was booked in the county jail on a charge of child abuse by injury. In May of 2019 he was released on an own recognizance bond and then failed to appear for a court date.

On Feb. 28, 2020 he was booked in on the warrant but then released on an own recognizance bond.  He then failed to appear for a plea docket and a warrant with bond endorsed at $100,000 remains issued. Anyone with information on Pomerantz’s location is urged to call law enforcement.

James Paul Pomerantz

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https://kfor.com/news/parents-and-friend-charged-in-babys-abuse-after-bruising-fractures-burn-discovered/