Archive for Friday, October 29, 2010

Former Kearny County Sheriff’s deputy to stand trial for sexual exploitation of a child

October 29, 2010


— A former Kearny County Sheriff's deputy will stand trial on 13 counts of sexual exploitation of a child.

Forty-six-year-old Timothy Rains of Lakin was bound over for trial after a hearing Tuesday in Kearny County District Court.

Rains is charged with 13 counts of sexual exploitation of a child. Prosecutors allege he took explicit photographs of a girl younger than 18 with whom he had a relationship.

Prosecutors say the victim, a now-18-year-old Lakin woman, was a minor when Rains took the pictures.

The Garden City Telegram reports that during Tuesday's bond hearing, a tearful Rains asked the judge to keep him out of jail. His bond was set at $85,000.

Rains worked in law enforcement in Kearny County for 19 years before resigning in March.

Arraignment was set of Nov. 12.


wmathews 3 years, 5 months ago

Hi guys — you're right, this is my error. Thank you for catching it. Since the information is already out there, we can't undo the damage done by publishing his name. However, the policy of not naming suspects charged with sex crimes until they're convicted stands, and this is a good reminder to be more observant in the future.


cheeseburger 3 years, 5 months ago

One of many inconsistencies at the LJW!


Roland Gunslinger 3 years, 5 months ago

LJW ignoring their own policy on naming names on sex crime, again. I know this is an AP story but it should still have to fall in line with the policies set forth by the LJW.


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