Douglas County prosecutors on Wednesday filed seven charges against a 26-year-old Lawrence man accused of having sexual relations with a 14-year-old girl over a two-month period.
Prosecutors filed four counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child, two counts of criminal sodomy and one count of furnishing alcohol to a minor.
James George, Douglas County’s pro-tem judge, set the man’s bond at $25,000 cash or surety after his attorney, David Brown, said the man had no criminal record and strong ties to Lawrence.
Prosecutors accuse the man of having sexual relations with the girl at a north-central Lawrence home in December and January. Police said Tuesday that a parent of the girl made the initial report to officers.
George set the man’s next hearing for 2 p.m. Feb. 15 in front of District Judge Kay Huff.
The Journal-World generally does not identify sex crime suspects unless they are convicted.