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Leavenworth County attorney files charges against Basehor man for soliciting children for sex

June 19, 2009

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The Leavenworth County attorney has filed charges against a 66-year-old Basehor man accused of trying to lure children into performing sex acts.

County Attorney Todd Thompson said the man was charged in in Leavenworth County District Court with two counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child and two counts of aggravated indecent solicitation of a child.

Thompson said the the Basehor Police Department conducted an investigation of the man after elementary school-aged children reported being approached by the man to engage in unlawful sexual acts.

The man was arrested at his Basehor home and is being held in the Leavenworth County Jail awaiting a first appearance in court at 11 a.m. this morning.

Basehor Police Chief Lloyd Martley said the department thoroughly interviewed the man in the days leading up to his arrest, and he eventually admitted to the charges that have been filed.

It is the Journal-World's policy not to provide names of those involved with a sex crime until a person is convicted.

Comments

bonnerdonner 5 years, 6 months ago

Protect the perverts. Don't print the Name

You would print it if was a religious person accused of such a crime.

KansasVoter 5 years, 6 months ago

What are you talking about? Religious people are accused of this crime all the time.

dandelion 5 years, 6 months ago

Look at other news outlets. They would probably give the name. LJW is not trying to protect the perverts, they are protecting the victims and/or witnesses.

bonnerdonner 5 years, 6 months ago

His religious affiliation is probably democrat. If he was republican they would have printed that also.

Steve Jacob 5 years, 6 months ago

Call a lawyer before you talk to police, perverts don't watch Law and Order?

sinverguenza 5 years, 6 months ago

As someone who studied journalism, I know that for a long time it has been typical policy to not report the names of those accused of sex crimes until convicted.

Each paper makes its own policy and because of that, some choose to print these names, but still, not printing the names is the more wide-spread policy and it's for good reason.

I agree with the policy. If you really want to know his name, it's a matter of public record.

sinverguenza 5 years, 6 months ago

You know Irish, I tried to find it online but I rightly don't know for Leavenworth County, but I know there are several people who have provided a link to the Douglas County arrest records before.

If it can't be found online, you could always contact the Leavenworth County District Court.

bonnerdonner 5 years, 6 months ago

All I can say is I hope he lives next to the guy who made that policy and not me.

Makes me think the one who made the policy is a member of NAMBLA or some other organization.

feeble 5 years, 6 months ago

p>kmbc.com and fox4kc both have more info on the perp. Seriously people, it's not that hard to find details on individuals who commit such high profile crimes.

bonnerdonner 5 years, 6 months ago

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