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Archive for Wednesday, June 24, 2009

On the record

June 24, 2009

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Law enforcement report

• A Douglas County District Court judge has determined there is enough evidence for a Lawrence woman to stand trial on charges of raping her 4-year-old son.

Amy Rhoads, a juvenile investigator with the Lawrence Police Department, testified during a preliminary hearing Tuesday that the woman twice confessed to committing the crime. Rhoads told the judge the woman admitted she sexually abused the boy in April while she was under the influence of alcohol.

The woman is in custody at the Douglas County Jail.

Judge Robert Fairchild scheduled an arraignment for July 21.

It is a policy of the Journal-World not to name suspects charged with sex crimes unless there is a conviction.

Comments

nlf78 5 years, 6 months ago

This is just disgusting and awful...

Linda Aikins 5 years, 6 months ago

unbelievable. I hope he's too young to remember this.

I've yet to find an instance where alcohol makes someone a better person. This just reinforces that.

passionatelibra 5 years, 6 months ago

Gootsie - It's highly unlikely he won't remember unless his mind blanks it for his own sanity.

That poor child. I hope he has supportive people surrounding him and helping him through this.

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