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 7 years, 3 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.

Gayla Bieker 7 years, 3 months ago

Great job Whitmey. Once they're convicted its time to make their name public. The residents of Lawrence have te right to know. I almost think that their name should be released when they' re charged with a crime when it involves child abuse or murder. Any parent would want to know if a child abuser lives nearby or has any contact with their children regardless if they are convicted or not. If they're still out on bail, they can continue to abuse or abduct.......Am I not right???

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