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March 30, 1991


Douglas County District Judge Michael Malone on Friday ruled that a 17-year-old Lawrence boy will stand trial as an adult for the alleged attack and rape of a 19-year-old local woman in February.

Prosecutors had sought the ruling in a motion filed along with a juvenile complaint containing rape and sodomy charges.

Police said the boy allegedly attacked the woman near 11th and Delaware streets on Feb. 3.

Chris Kenney, assistant district attorney, said prosecutors intend to file one count each of aggravated kidnapping, rape and aggravated sodomy against the 17-year-old by 4 p.m. Monday.

Malone reached the decision at the conclusion of a closed hearing to determine whether the youth should stand trial as an adult.

The youth is being held in the Douglas County jail on $50,000 bond.

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