Lawrence police on Thursday afternoon arrested a 37-year-old Lawrence man on one count of rape and one count of indecent liberties with a child.
An investigator arrested the man in the 2100 block of Ousdahl Road and took him to the Douglas County Jail at 1:45 p.m., according to jail records.
Sgt. Matt Sarna, a Lawrence police spokesman, said a 15-year-old Lawrence girl called police Saturday and alleged that the man had sexually assaulted earlier that day at a residence in south-central Lawrence. The victim said she had met the man earlier on Saturday.
“There were no physical injuries reported by the victim,” Sarna said.
Police made contact with the man and arrested him Thursday afternoon.
Douglas County prosecutors will make a decision about filing formal charges against the man, and, if he’s charged soon, he could appear in court Friday afternoon.
The Journal-World generally does not identify sex-crime suspects unless they are convicted.