Douglas County prosecutors have charged a 21-year-old Lawrence man with rape in connection with an April 2010 incident reported in south-central Lawrence.
According to court records, prosecutors accuse the defendant of having sex with a woman who was incapable of giving consent. The charges did not specify the scenario, but prosecutors allege the woman either was under the effect of alcohol or drugs, had a mental deficiency or was unconscious.
Lawrence police have said the victim alleged the incident occurred April 25. The suspect was arrested Monday evening on a warrant for the rape charge and for an alleged probation violation in a 2009 case when he pleaded no contest to obstruction and driving on a suspended license, according to court records.
District Judge Peggy Kittel set the man’s bond Tuesday morning in the rape case at $10,000 cash or surety and scheduled a hearing for 9:30 a.m. next Tuesday.
Jail records listed the man’s hometown as Topeka, but documents about the charges identify the suspect as a Lawrence man.
The Journal-World generally does not identify suspects in sex crime cases unless they are convicted.