Archive for Monday, August 16, 2010

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

August 16, 2010


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.


mr_right_wing 5 years, 3 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...

Kyle Reed 5 years, 3 months ago

I can't tell if you are being sarcastic but you're coming off as a complete sexist.

blahhhh 5 years, 3 months ago

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

Lisa Rasor 5 years, 3 months ago

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

boater63 5 years, 3 months ago

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boater63 5 years, 3 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?

Kyle Reed 5 years, 3 months ago

Well you're clearly not trying to be sarcastic. You ARE a complete sexist! Sure women pedo's should just get a pass. It MUST have been a mans fault somehow. Take that crap somewhere else. This perv deserves to be locked far away.

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