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.


Rick Aldrich 7 years, 5 months ago

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

jafs 7 years, 5 months ago

So you don't believe in our legal system, which assumes innocence until proven guilty.

I guess all you need to determine guilt is an accusation.

Ok - I accuse you of raping me - should we just kill you now?

Louis White 7 years, 5 months ago

Couldn't have been stated more artfully, thank you jafs

Jimbecile 7 years, 5 months ago

Has anyone checked to see if she was a Teacher?

9070811 7 years, 5 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.

Tanner Stumbaugh 7 years, 5 months ago

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

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