Archive for Wednesday, October 5, 2011

39-year-old Lawrence man arrested on a charge of indecent liberties with a child

October 5, 2011


Lawrence police arrested a 39-year-old Lawrence man Tuesday evening on a sex crime charge involving a child.

Kim Murphree, a police spokeswoman, said police were called to Lawrence Memorial Hospital to speak to the mother of the alleged victim, an 11-year-old boy.

The alleged incident occurred Monday in southern Lawrence, Murphree said.

The man was booked into the Douglas County Jail on one charge of aggravated indecent liberties with a child at 5 p.m. Tuesday after he was taken into custody at the police department’s Investigations and Training Center, 4820 Bob Billings Parkway, according to jail records.

Murphree said the case remained under investigation.

Cheryl Wright, a spokeswoman for the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office, said prosecutors were reviewing information to make a decision about filing formal charges. If charges are filed, the suspect likely would have a first appearance in court Thursday afternoon, Wright said.

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


DRsmith 6 years, 8 months ago

Ah Lawrence, the pedophile capital of KS.

meggers 6 years, 8 months ago

You might want to check the Kansas Offender registry before making uninformed comments.

Fred Whitehead Jr. 6 years, 8 months ago

It only seems like that because this newsrag along with most other news manufacturing organizations just loves to put these sort of items up in flashing red headlines. The hysterical and incendiary nature of such information affords news agencies to capitalize on this topic. It matters not whether there is any truth to the "facts" of the case, and once some person points to someone with their hysterical reports of some sex crime, real or imagined, you are guilty, hands down. In short, it sells, anything pertaining to sex sells. Go look at your TV.

MarcoPogo 6 years, 8 months ago

So how long before rudy101 shows up and starts the tirades?

somedude20 6 years, 8 months ago

Is it just me or does it seem like there are more child sex crimes going these days? In the last 7 days, I believe I have read about two other people who use Romper Room as foreplay. WTF people!!!

del888 6 years, 8 months ago

What a stupid comment. Maybe you need to move away.

kernal 6 years, 8 months ago

somedude 20, I don't know if that's the case or if it's because more people are speaking up and outing the predators. No matter why predators do it, there's absolutely NO EXCUSE for it.

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