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Trial to get under way for Douglas County man accused of sexually abusing 4-year-old at day care

January 11, 2011

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Opening arguments are scheduled to begin Wednesday morning in the trial of a 68-year-old Douglas County man accused of sexually assaulting a girl at a rural Lawrence day care in 2009.

Attorneys for both sides spent Tuesday in District Judge Sally Pokorny’s courtroom questioning a panel of potential jurors before selecting 12 jurors and one alternate about 4:30 p.m.

The man faces one count of aggravated criminal sodomy and aggravated indecent liberties with a child.

Prosecutors allege the defendant sexually assaulted a girl who was 4 years old at the time in July 2009 while he lived at the home where a day care operated.

Douglas County Sheriff’s officers arrested him last March, and the defendant, who has pleaded not guilty in the case, is being held in the Douglas County Jail on $50,000 bond.

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

Comments

Paul R Getto 3 years, 3 months ago

Welcome to the middle ages. Should we use a dunking stool too? This man is sick; let the system run its course.

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Ceallach 3 years, 3 months ago

Right. Before castration, but just after pulling his teeth. A child suffers the effects of molestation to one degree or another for the rest of their life. I'm far too humane to suggest that we do the same to the "waste of skin" who assaults a child. But first things first . . . give him a fair trial THEN proceed to reward his actions.

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Ceallach 3 years, 3 months ago

consumer1, you have the order wrong, it should be castrate him then hang him.

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Wendy magillicutty 3 years, 3 months ago

Aggravated sodomy is not a bath or spanking.

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none2 3 years, 3 months ago

I would like to know how a 68 year old man gets into this. Was he doing this all along, and never got caught? It is bad enough that people do this, but at 68? Surely, this wasn't some decent man who all of a sudden lost his marbles so late in life. I wonder if there are other victims over the decades that never stepped forward. My grandma had an expression for something like this. She always said a dirty old man was nothing more than a dirty young man who grew old.

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consumer1 3 years, 3 months ago

Of course I don't approve this guys action and if he is guilty I condemn him with the rest. I just find it funny how such a liberal town degrades into a lynch mob on articles like this. Kinda reminds me of the old cow town lynching mobs. But we are more civilized... Right?

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consumer1 3 years, 3 months ago

who will be the first to yell "hang him"? or castrate him?

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Ray Parker 3 years, 3 months ago

If he fed the girl booze to get her drunk first, he could get 60 days in jail in Douglas County, like the other men convicted of raping children.

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