Archive for Thursday, July 8, 2010

Lawrence woman will stand trial on child sex abuse charges

A Douglas County judge ordered a Lawrence woman to stand trial in a sex abuse case involving children. The case stems from incidents reported in June.

July 8, 2010


A Douglas County judge ruled Thursday that there is enough evidence for a 33-year-old Lawrence woman to stand trial on charges stemming from the reported sexual abuse of two young girls.

Police arrested the woman and her husband in early June. The 32-year-old husband is accused of eight different crimes, including multiple counts of rape and aggravated criminal sodomy.

The woman had her preliminary hearing Thursday morning in Douglas County District Court and at the conclusion of the hearing, Judge Peggy Kittel bound her over for trial on two counts of aggravated child endangerment and one count of lewd and lascivious behavior.

The alleged abuse is reported to have taken place between June 2008 and May 2010.

The victims are now 8 and 10.

A trial date has not yet been set.

Her husband’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 17.

Both suspects remain in custody at Douglas County Jail.

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


Tanner Stumbaugh 3 years, 9 months ago

There is no punishment harsh enough, beyond pure and unadulterated torture for these people.


9070811 3 years, 9 months ago

I hope and pray that they are receiving recovery care right now. Therapy and all. Those little girls deserve everything good in this world.


Steven Gaudreau 3 years, 9 months ago

If found guilty and get's no jail time, would it be wrong or illegal for us all to kick in and by the couple a new house next to the judges grand kids home?


Jimbecile 3 years, 9 months ago

Has anyone checked to see if she was a Teacher?


Rick Aldrich 3 years, 9 months ago

not worth the tax dollars for a trial, erase them from this earth. hope they burn in h#&*!


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