Archive for Friday, December 30, 2011

Man, 46, arrested on charges of taking indecent liberties with a child

December 30, 2011, 11:29 a.m. Updated December 30, 2011, 11:51 a.m.


Lawrence police arrested a 46-year-old Lawrence man late Thursday night on charges of taking indecent liberties with a child.

Kim Murphree, a police spokeswoman, said officers were made aware of the case shortly after noon Thursday. According to Douglas County Jail records, the man was booked into jail just before midnight after he was arrested at the police department’s Investigations and Training Center, 4820 Bob Billings Parkway. He was booked into jail on two counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child and one count of aggravated criminal sodomy. He’s being held without bond pending a decision about formal charges.

The case is still under investigation, and officers are working with Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services workers, Murphree said. Additional information about the case was not available Friday morning.

Cheryl Wright, a spokeswoman for the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office, said Friday morning prosecutors were reviewing the case and would have information about a charging decision on Tuesday after the holiday weekend. A judge could review the case over the weekend and set bond for the man.

The Journal-World generally does not identify sex crime suspects unless they are convicted.


buffalo63 2 years, 3 months ago

I would hope that he was arrested to remove him from the situation for the safety of the child.


Ken Lewis 2 years, 3 months ago

How do they get an arrest warrant without a decision on charges? So they just arrest him and hold him over the long weekend for the heck of it?


kusp8 2 years, 3 months ago

How old was the child?

Regardless of how old the child is I hope the book gets thrown at this guy.


Beth Bird 2 years, 3 months ago

"If Douglas County prosecutors file formal charges Friday, the man would appear in court in the afternoon."

Why wouldn't they file formal charges???


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