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Archive for Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Suspect charged in Monday morning rape

January 28, 2009

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A Topeka man was formally charged with one count of felony rape Tuesday in Douglas County District Court.

The 38-year-old suspect allegedly sexually assaulted a 22-year-old woman at 1:45 a.m. Monday in the 1600 block of Haskell Avenue, Lawrence police said. Officers tracked down the suspect and arrested him at 7:47 a.m. Monday in the 2100 block of Quail Creek Drive. The victim knew the suspect, police said.

Sgt. Bill Cory said the man is not suspected in a series of rapes that have occurred in Lawrence during the past five years.

The man's bond was set at $150,000 Tuesday afternoon and he was scheduled to return to court Wednesday afternoon for a hearing in front of Judge Michael Malone, prosecutors said. The man is being held in the county jail.

The Journal-World generally does not name suspects of sex crimes unless there is a conviction.

Comments

Confrontation 5 years, 11 months ago

I doubt this psycho will serve any time in prison. The U.S. doesn't value a woman unless she's severly beaten and nearly killed. Let's hope this victim get's a better judge than someone like Judge Paula.

another_concerned_parent 5 years, 11 months ago

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stuckinthemiddle 5 years, 11 months ago

JesseI understand and agree with your policy... and it seems pointless to have a policy of not posting the names of sex crime suspects but then allowing people to post the names in the comments...

Emily Hadley 5 years, 11 months ago

It is public information. You are welcome to suggest removal of the comment with arrest information.

CarterFaucheaux 5 years, 11 months ago

forget mexico, we need to build a wall between lawrence and topeka

stuckinthemiddle 5 years, 11 months ago

emilynope... I guess I was just pointing out the obvious...but it's been removed, anyway...

thebigspoon 5 years, 11 months ago

What's the use of not printing names when one can go to a real paper's website and find thee information. Besides, the names of those accused of "less personal" crimes (i.e., murder, arson, embezzlement, etc.) are printed with glee by the paper. Don't see the difference.

Steve Jacob 5 years, 11 months ago

The $150,000 bond shows the judge means business.

DRsmith 5 years, 11 months ago

Yeah, no need for a trial or anything. Just string him up...geez you people crack me up.

Jonathan Kealing 5 years, 11 months ago

All-The suspect's information will continue to be removed every time you post it. So just don't do it. It's one of the rules of the sandbox.Jonathan KealingOnline editor

KansasVoter 5 years, 11 months ago

thebigspoon (Anonymous) says…"What's the use of not printing names when one can go to a real paper's website and find thee information. Besides, the names of those accused of “less personal” crimes (i.e., murder, arson, embezzlement, etc.) are printed with glee by the paper. Don't see the difference."You don't see the difference between being charged with embezzlement and rape? A rape accusation, true or false, will follow a man forever. If it's true, let it follow him forever....but since we don't know if it's true or not, I think that it's best to keep his name private unless/until he's convicted.

TriSigmaKS 5 years, 11 months ago

How about we quit complaining about this reporting CRAP you all are and care about this sexual assault/rape in our county. This is very concerning and the issue at heart, not the one you all are complaining about.

compmd 5 years, 11 months ago

Dear Forum Trolls,If you are so upset that the LJW doesn't post names, start your own online news site and discussion forum. This is theirs and they have every right to do what they want with it. If you have your own, you can do what you want. See how simple that is?Love,A Poster With a Clue

Chris Ogle 5 years, 11 months ago

The man is from Topeka. What more to you need to know. I certainly don't need his name. Not like I am going to invite him over for tea.

skinny 5 years, 11 months ago

The Lawrence Journal World sensors the news in this city. Instead of printing all the news they print the news that suits them thus protecting certain people in this community. Censorship at it’s best!!

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