Archive for Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Edgerton man faces trial for alleged child sex crimes

June 15, 2011


A Douglas County judge ordered a 45-year-old Edgerton man to face a trial later this year on seven child sex-crime charges involving a 5-year-old girl and a 6-year-old girl.

District Judge Peggy Kittel made the ruling Tuesday afternoon after hearing evidence in a preliminary hearing that was continued from April.

The mother of the 6-year-old girl testified in April that she saw her daughter touching the groin area of the suspect in her family’s backyard last year. The 5-year-old is the daughter of her boyfriend, who had often worked in construction with the suspect.

Douglas County Sheriff’s officers testified the two girls told them the man, who had worked with a family member, would molest them when he came to their house, east of Baldwin City.

Kittel scheduled the man’s trial for August.

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


KISS 6 years, 10 months ago

I really wish our society would go back to public executions, if only for the punishment of child rapists. How such crimes aren't viewed in terms of punishment as being the absolute worst is beyond me. There isn't a single child molester problem that can't be solved by a $.10 bullet.

somedude20 6 years, 10 months ago

I do not get how some people can find a kid sexually attractive. Can they not just go after the family pet or a sheep? Uggggh, some people you just can't reach......

akt2 6 years, 10 months ago

It's hard to imagine how many perverts walk the streets of our society. Whether it's the deviant child molester, the horny politician or the neighborhood priest. It is a neverending story. Two words...Lorena Bobbitt.

butterflylvr 6 years, 10 months ago

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LadyJ 6 years, 10 months ago

Probably best I just don't comment. Been on prednisone this week and it tends to make me cranky and the remark would get disappearded. Fortunately we now live in a day and age when things like this are taken seriously and children are believed when then come forward. Kids weren't so lucky when I was young.

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