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Lawrence woman, 28, pleads no contest to child-rape charge

August 16, 2010

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A 28-year-old Lawrence woman pleaded no contest Monday to a child rape charge and faces a sentence of 25 years to life in prison, according to Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson’s office.

Dawn C. Lyles entered the plea Monday afternoon to the rape count. Lawrence police detectives began investigating the case in April 2009 after the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services contacted them about a child abuse case.

Lyles was initially charged in 2009 with two counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child, but she entered the plea Monday to the amended charge of rape of a child younger than 14.

According to Branson’s office, Jessica’s Law applies in the case, meaning she faces 25 years to life in prison. Douglas County Chief District Judge Robert Fairchild will sentence Lyles Sept. 24.

Amy McGowan, a chief assistant district attorney, prosecuted the case.

Comments

Machiavelli_mania 3 years, 8 months ago

Maybe I am. But the remaining fact is 99% of all child molesters are men. (all caps) Protecting the gift, by Gavin de Becker, who has literally provided protection for children. He says that it is the men children know who are most dangerous to them.

And so, I suspect that there is a man involved in this case too.

Too bad you are so defensive on this issue, akreed.

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TrooGrit 3 years, 8 months ago

oh yeah, let's go with that. It's always the man. What a dipsh*t! Your post made me the angriest in years, because it is so provincial. parochial. dumb assed. retarded. MEN are not always the problem!

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Machiavelli_mania 3 years, 8 months ago

It is the men that a child knows that are the most dangerous to the child.

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Machiavelli_mania 3 years, 8 months ago

This is highly unusual. Because 99% of all child molesters are men, according to Gavin de Becker. I think that there needs to a very, very thorough assessment of the situation.

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boater63 3 years, 8 months ago

What is wrong w/ the law when this woman gets 25 years to life for raping a child and others get a slap on the wrist of 3 years of probation for burning their child and saying it was a game. I feel that it doesn't matter the crime the punishment should be the same across the board if it envolve a child. These people are suppose to be their parents and there to protect them not hurt them!!!! Why doesn't the law see that? and why would the law be willing to give the parent their children back if they have being felony convicted of this kind of crime. What is the protection for these children normal or handicapped?

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boater63 3 years, 8 months ago

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Lisa Rasor 3 years, 8 months ago

If you say it as Elmer Fudd would, it's just fine: "In Lawence, I'm hunting wabbits."

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blahhhh 3 years, 8 months ago

You guys spelled Lawrence wrong in the headline.........

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Kyle Reed 3 years, 8 months ago

Lock her up and throw away the key.

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TrooGrit 3 years, 8 months ago

Yeah, I'd guess the award winning LJW maybe should have filled us in with more details on this whole story. Details are hard...fluff is easy.

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mr_right_wing 3 years, 8 months ago

So what ever happened to that other woman, whose husband was charged with multiple rapes of two young sisters...?

I know her name, but to keep this post from being removed I'll just call her N.B.

(& of course what about him? D.L.B.?)

Maybe I missed the story...

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bobberboy 3 years, 8 months ago

can't quite wrap my head around this one.

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bobberboy 3 years, 8 months ago

can't quite wrap my head around this one.

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