Archive for Sunday, February 1, 2009

Attempted rape reported on Sixth St.

February 1, 2009


Officers are investigating the reported rape of a homeless person at a Lawrence business, police said.

Police said they discovered the incident at 7:21 p.m. Thursday in the 500 block of West Sixth Street. Officers had been called to the scene regarding an unknown emergency. The 44-year-old victim was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

A 59-year-old man was charged Friday with attempted rape in the case, Douglas County prosecutors said. The Journal-World generally does not identify suspects of sex crimes unless there is a conviction.

The suspect pleaded not guilty to the charge and is being held in jail on $30,000 bond, said prosecutors. He was ordered to return to court Tuesday.


rousseau108 9 years, 3 months ago

according to the jail records on the Sheriff's Office website, the only person arrested for rape during this time was arrested at 900 Mississippi, which is a laundromat. Where did the article get 500 block of W. 6th St?

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