INMAN, Kan. -

A former Kansas police chief who was convicted of child sex crimes will get a new trial.

Michael Akins once served as Chief of Police in Inman.

In 2011, Akins was sentenced to two life sentences for sexually assaulting three children.

Friday, the Kansas Supreme Court granted Akins a new trial after finding prosecutorial misconduct.

Dan Monnat, Akins' attorney, says he's confident his client will be exonerated at a new trial. In the meantime, he'll likely ask a judge to release Akins on bond.

Akins has been held at an out-of-state prison because he is a former law enforcement officer.

No date has been set for his new trial.