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Lawrence man accused of sexual battery, arrested at community shelter

December 27, 2016, 5:05 p.m. Updated December 27, 2016, 5:05 p.m.

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A man was arrested at the Lawrence Community Shelter after being accused of sexually touching two people and battering a third.

Mark Meyer, 56, was arrested Sunday morning at the shelter, according to the Douglas County Jail’s online booking logs. He is listed as a resident of the shelter.

Meyer faces two misdemeanor charges of sexual battery and a single misdemeanor charge of battery.

Meyer is accused of touching two people in their mid-20s on Sunday “with the intent to arouse or satisfy” his sexual desires, according to a criminal complaint filed in Douglas County District Court. He is also accused of battering a third person the same day.

According to the Lawrence Police Department’s activity logs, the crimes were reported at 10 a.m. Sunday and four officers responded to the scene.

Citing the sensitive nature of the incident, Lawrence Police Officer Drew Fennelly declined to offer additional details on the reported crimes.

Meyer remains an inmate at the Douglas County Jail.

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