Archive for Friday, September 16, 2011

Lawrence man appears in court on charge that he sexually assaulted 15-year-old girl

September 16, 2011, 2:56 p.m. Updated September 16, 2011, 4:29 p.m.


Douglas County prosecutors on Friday afternoon filed a child sex crime charge against a 37-year-old Lawrence man who was arrested Thursday evening.

Lawrence police said they arrested the man Thursday afternoon, after a 15-year-old Lawrence girl had alleged to police Saturday that the man had sexually assaulted her at a south-central Lawrence residence. The girl had told police she had met the man late last week.

According to court records, prosecutors filed one count of aggravated indecent liberties with a child and allege the crime occurred overnight and ended Sept. 10. Police have said the girl did not suffer any physical injuries.

Douglas County prosecutors said Friday they believed the man if convicted would face significant prison time due to his criminal history, which includes a 1991 conviction for indecent liberties. James George, Douglas County’s pro-tem judge, set the man’s bond at $60,000 and ordered him to appear in court again at 4 p.m. Wednesday.

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


NEdwards_11 6 years, 6 months ago

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Reuben Turner 6 years, 6 months ago

well i be.... this is why you should try to live a decent and clean life, so when things like this come up you will have more in your favor than against you. I'm believing whatever the paper says. i've known this man all my life and i can believe this, though i really don't want to.

Maddy Griffin 6 years, 6 months ago

Amen!! Watched him grow up and can't even put into words how disappointed and disgusted I am right now.The girl is his sons' age.

kawrivercrow 6 years, 6 months ago

I bet he has a string of victims as long as your arm! The overwhelming majority of them probably never even told anyone about it.

When he is let out again, he will continue to commit rape.

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