Archive for Saturday, September 1, 2012

Man, 74, charged with child sex crimes

September 1, 2012


A 74-year-old Lawrence man was charged in Douglas County District Court on Friday with two counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child.

Police arrested the man Thursday morning, and police believe the alleged abuse occurred over a period of several months at a residence in east Lawrence, said Lawrence Police Sgt. Trent McKinley.

The alleged victim — a young girl — knew the man, McKinley said.

Both charges carry a sentence of 25 years to life. Pro Tem Judge James George set bail at $75,000. A preliminary hearing is set for 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.

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


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