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Archive for Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Lawrence man, 45, charged with aggravated indecent liberties with a child

February 22, 2012, 4:07 p.m. Updated February 22, 2012, 5:13 p.m.

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Douglas County prosecutors have filed four sex-crime charges against a 45-year-old Lawrence man whom police arrested Tuesday night.

According to court records, prosecutors filed three counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child and one count of indecent liberties with a child. According to the charges, he’s accused of engaging in lewd fondling or touching of two children, now ages 12 and 14, during a period from May 2010 to Feb. 8 of this year.

Kim Murphree, a Lawrence police spokeswoman, said Wednesday morning the report in the case was not yet available.

A judge Wednesday set the man’s bond at $75,000 and ordered him to have no contact with the victims as a bond condition.

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

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