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KU student faces child endangerment charge

October 26, 2011

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An 18-year-old Kansas University student faces a felony child endangerment charge in a Douglas County juvenile case in connection with an alleged incident last year involving his girlfriend at the time. Trevor James Benedict had a first appearance in court Wednesday after he was arrested Tuesday at Snow Hall on KU’s campus, according to Douglas County Jail records. Sgt. Steve Lewis, a sheriff’s spokesman, said Wednesday that Benedict was a suspect in a case alleged to have occurred between Dec. 10 and Dec. 25 last year at the victim’s residence near Lecompton. The victim was a girl who was 16 at the time. Benedict, who is from Perry, was 17 when the alleged offense occurred. Lewis said the victim and suspect in the case were listed as boyfriend and girlfriend at the time the report was taken. The report listed “unconsciousness” as the victim’s injury. Authorities provided no additional details about the case Wednesday. Benedict’s next court hearing is set for 1 p.m. Nov. 30.

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