Lawrence and Douglas County

Lawrence and Douglas county

Lawrence man, 36, charged with rape, domestic battery

April 12, 2012


Douglas County prosecutors Thursday filed rape, domestic battery and aggravated burglary charges against a 36-year-old Lawrence man in connection with an incident early Wednesday.

In court records, prosecutors accuse the man of raping a 30-year-old woman, an acquaintance, and overcoming her “by force or fear.” He’s also accused of entering the residence without her permission.

Police arrested him Wednesday evening, and he appeared before a judge Thursday afternoon where his bond was set at $75,000. His next hearing is scheduled for Monday.

According to jail records, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers placed a hold on the man while he’s in jail.

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


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