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Archive for Thursday, August 30, 2012

Suspect arrested on child sex charges

August 30, 2012

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Lawrence police arrested a 74-year-old Lawrence man Thursday morning on two child sex crime charges.

Sgt. Trent McKinley, a police spokesman, said officers arrested the suspect following a recent investigation of sexual abuse of a female child. He was booked into the Douglas County Jail on two counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child.

McKinley said officers believed the alleged abused occurred over a period of several months at a residence in east Lawrence. The alleged victim knew the suspect, he said.

Investigators were forwarding information to Douglas County prosecutors to review for a decision about formal charges, which could come Friday.

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

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