26-year-old Lawrence man arrested, accused of committing sex crime against a minor

Lawrence police Monday evening arrested a 26-year-old man accused of committing a sex crime against a minor.

Sgt. Matt Sarna, a police spokesman, said the man was accused of having sexual relations with a 14-year-old girl from mid-December to Jan. 22 at a north-central Lawrence residence.

A parent of the girl made the initial report to police, Sarna said.

Police arrested the man on charges of aggravated indecent liberties with a child, indecent solicitation of a child, criminal sodomy with a child and furnishing alcohol to a minor. He was being held without bond.

Sarna said no further details were available Tuesday afternoon as the investigation continued.

Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson said he expected his office to get information from police Wednesday before prosecutors made a decision about formal charges. The suspect would likely see a judge Wednesday afternoon.

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