Archive for Monday, March 26, 2012

Woman reports she was raped Saturday at a home south of Lawrence

March 26, 2012, 11:08 a.m. Updated March 26, 2012, 5:15 p.m.

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Douglas County Sheriff’s officers arrested a 49-year-old rural Lawrence man on suspicion of rape on Saturday.

An adult woman reported that she was raped about 8 p.m. Saturday at a home south of Lawrence, according to Douglas County Sheriff’s Sgt. Steve Lewis. The suspect and victim are related, and officials believe the suspect had been using alcohol, Lewis said.

The man appeared in Douglas County District Court on Monday, and was charged with one count of rape. His bond was set at $100,000, and he is next scheduled to appear in court for a preliminary hearing on Wednesday.

The Journal-World typically does not identify people accused of sex crimes unless they are convicted.

Comments

otto 3 years, 2 months ago

Could be his wife ---- I don't think this little article is enough infor for you to say sicko - but maybe

otto 3 years, 2 months ago

wow uniku and momma, I wasn't justifying anything [ just pointing out that it might be his wife, I don't know anything about this case and agree with both of you. My post was not meant in the way you took it. Is he guilty,, do you know something, you should call the police

lilbit 3 years, 2 months ago

No matter who gets raped, that person is definitely a SICKO! I can think of a few other words, too! The girl was 20...that's his daughter's age, definitely sick! He also is divorced, so it wasn't his wife...just fyi. Anyone that is sick enough to rape someone should have to suffer cruel and unusual punishment!!! More than what they put the victim through!!

Jean Robart 3 years, 2 months ago

a guy who rapes his wife, is indeed a sicko. But let's wait to see what their relation is before judging him. Wait--she's a relative---that's sick no matter what the relationship is.

otto 3 years, 2 months ago

wow uniku and momma, I wasn't justifying anything [ just pointing out that it might be his wife, I don't know anything about this case and agree with both of you. My post was not meant in the way you took it. Is he guilty,, do you know something, you should call the police.

lilbit 3 years, 2 months ago

It was a 20 year old according to the news last night...probably was his daughter, which is sick. Regardless, raping anyone is sick...and a family member is definitely even more disturbing.

Crazy_Larry 3 years, 2 months ago

Greetings from Bownbackistan: "Raped by a family member? Congratulation on your new baby!"

Cai 3 years, 2 months ago

as the above poster stated, the rapist could be her husband. This doesn't, in any way whatsoever, excuse the rape, or make it any less heinous of a crime. But it does make it be not incest of any sort,.

jhawkinsf 3 years, 2 months ago

A few days ago, when discussing a thief, I suggesting cutting off a finger as punishment. In this case, I'll suggest a different body part be removed upon conviction.

juma 3 years, 2 months ago

In Saudia it is NOT a crime to rape your wife(s). It is their Mohammedan duty to please the husband.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 3 years, 2 months ago

Thanks for the (minor) correction.

But it wasn't all that long ago that this was the law of the land here, as well.

JayhawkFan1985 3 years, 2 months ago

Rape is an act of violence. The punishment for rape should be severe just as it is for other violent crimes. Victims of rape should be offered help, support and compassion. Victims of rape should not be blamed for their conduct leading up to the act of violence committed against them nor should their character be questioned. Finally, this isn't a topic around which jokes should be made.

kubsdrvr 3 years, 2 months ago

It was reported in the UDK that the accuser was his 20 y.o. daughter.

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