A Douglas County judge Tuesday ordered a 27-year-old Lawrence man to face a trial on a rape charge, prosecutors said.
District Judge Kay Huff heard the prosecution’s evidence in the case Tuesday during a preliminary hearing. He was charged in December after a female roommate, 22, accused him of assaulting her at their residence in north-central Lawrence. The alleged incident occurred early Dec. 10.
Prosecutors accuse the man of committing the crime while the victim was “unconscious or physically powerless.” A trial is scheduled for March 6, and he remains in jail in lieu of $100,000 bond.
The Journal-World generally does not identify sex crime suspects unless they are convicted.