Archive for Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Lawrence man arrested on multiple charges of child rape and sodomy

A Lawrence man was arrested Tuesday night on charges of multiple child sex crimes. Police were called to the suspect's house when a DVD containing child pornography was found.

June 16, 2010, 4:12 a.m. Updated June 16, 2010, 7:13 p.m.


A Lawrence man who was arrested late Tuesday night on charges of committing multiple sex crimes against two children is expected in court this afternoon.

The 29-year-old suspect was booked into Douglas County Jail on two counts of rape of a child, three counts of aggravated criminal sodomy, indecent liberties with a child and sexual exploitation of a child under 14. No bond has been set for the suspect.

Police Sgt. Susan Hadl said officers were called to a Lawrence residence about 5 p.m. Tuesday after a relative of the suspect found a DVD that appeared to contain child pornography. Hadl said that after an extensive investigation, police determined the suspect was responsible for inappropriate acts with children. The man was then located and arrested.

The Lawrence Journal-World spoke with the mother of the suspect who said eight children often visited the house and she had felt her home was a safe place to play.

“They loved spending the night. There was no clue that they were unhappy, that there was a problem; they never mentioned it,” she said.

She said the situation has been disturbing to the entire family.

“He’s my son and I love him but … how dare he,” she said.

Lawrence police Sgt. Bill Cory said Wednesday that the investigation is ongoing and no further information about the case would be released.

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


tobe2000 8 years ago

Can we ban itkonlyyou123...what a knob!!!!! You place an ad under a story like this, wtf is wrong with you. If you want to sell your crap pay for a normal ad like normal people do.

superduper 8 years ago

My first reaction after reading a story like this is, a new headline: "Lawrence man arrested on multiple charges of child rape and sodomy, he will be tied to the tree at 19th and Ohio between the hours of 10 and 2 today. Please feel free to stop by and....."

I know..innocent until proven guilty but that's just horrible.

frank mcguinness 8 years ago

Why is it that the sheriffs website won't post his name?

Marcy McGuffie 8 years ago

Try looking again. It's there, under booking recaps.

LadyJ 8 years ago

I found it there easily, won't be long before relatives are here

Mike Willoughby 8 years ago

Hey LJW, How about you get some actual facts that you can print before posting this kind of story. Like a name, an address, A STORY!... WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE and WHY. Does any of that sound familiar? Please stop just repeating the releases from the police department without any follow-up. It's lame.

Jonathan Kealing 8 years ago

Why would we withhold information from the public? What interest does that serve?

Mike Willoughby 8 years ago

I don't think you withhold information. I just don't think you ask the questions.

If the LPD spokeswoman doesn't just give you the information, go get it from someone else!

Make a few calls, ask a few questions. You're supposed to be a reporter not a "repeater."

rabb 8 years ago

Seems like you could use some of the energy you put into bitching to make those calls yourself if you're so damn interested. Common Sense, eh?

EarthaKitt 8 years ago

It's not always that easy. Frankly I'm impressed that they got the mother to say anything. As awful as this is for the victims, it's got to be pretty awful for her too.

kjo_shorty 8 years ago

The man has been arrested, not charged. Once charged, his name can be divulged. This sometimes takes a few days. The attorney has to present the case to the judge and then the judge has to decide the charges.... nevertheless, this is one sick individual that I hope pays dearly for the trauma he has caused that child.

Maddy Griffin 8 years ago

Nope. Urinal World won't post the name until/unless there is a conviction.

fester0420 8 years ago

Names should not be posted until there is proof the crime happend. how would you feel if you were wrongly acused and your naibors persecuted you for a crime you did not commit.

OldEnuf2BYurDad 8 years ago

Wrong. It is news that someone was arrested. There need not be "proof" of anything other than the fact that someone was arrested since that's the only thing being reported.

cellogrl 8 years ago

They CAN'T publish the name or address in cases like this. Innocent until proven guilty. Plus, if they published the guy's name and address, how fast do you suppose they would beat the crap out of him or kill him?

ferrislives 8 years ago

cellogrl, you are incorrect. That is LJWorld's policy, it's not the law. If you look at other area newspapers, they routinely DO post their names. Just wanted to clarify.

sherlock 8 years ago

all blanks in the space for names when I just went to the link Happy????

Irenaku 8 years ago

Can someone please clarify where exactly to look on the Sheriff (sp?) website for the names of these alleged offenders? I clicked on the link above and there was just a lot of blank space...

RoeDapple 8 years ago

go here . . .

click "booking recap"

read, understand and agree to policy statement and you will be there.

RoeDapple 8 years ago

it is a busy site. give it time to load

OldEnuf2BYurDad 8 years ago

"a family member of the suspect found a DVD that appeared to have child porn on it"

I'm speculating it was the WIFE who found the disk.

whatadrag 8 years ago

How stupid and messed up is the 29 year old man to do this and leave a DVD of it laying around. Maybe he wanted to get caught for the potential sodomy in prison

Christine Anderson 8 years ago

If this man is guilty, I say this is a call for MIddle-Eastern style justice!

Stuart Evans 8 years ago

what's that; kill the children for dishonoring the family?

Kyle Reed 8 years ago

I don't know what bothers me more...the seemingly increasing headlines about perverts being found out and arrested, or the quickly following threads of people bitching about the name not being released, why not, they should, they shouldn't, when will they, the LJ's policy, blah blah blah.

Stuart Evans 8 years ago

I don't think the frequency of the crime is higher. I think the family tolerance is much lower nowadays, so more are getting turned in and prosecuted.

and the bitching about the policy is absolutely ridiculous. But when you have 24 hours a day to sit around wondering if your neighbor is the pervert, bitching is bound to occur.

Sita 8 years ago

I don't really need more information on this sort of thing. Bad guy who hurts kids + arrest = enough info. The problem with identifying child predators is that so often that identifies their victims.

igby 8 years ago


Phil Klein, as AG, tried to go after these very types of rapist through medical records of children who Tiller, had serviced that were under 15 years of age. In stead of supporting the law and weeding out these rapist, the Dems made a national drive to discredit Phil Klein, claiming that he wanted to restrict a woman right to privacy.

Now they want to lynch every child rapist when he gets caught! Lol

See the hip-o-crates in their reality does make one wonder even if any of them has any mental ability to govern the diversity of societies troubles.

workinghard 8 years ago

So these children were sexually abused because of Democrats? If there were no Democrats there would be no rapes? No rape has ever been committed by a Republican? Wow unbelievable train of thought and no I'm not a Democrat.

igby 8 years ago

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