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Convicted sex offender arrested after police say he abused another child

June 22, 2016

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A registered sex offender is in jail once more after police said he sexually abused a girl.

Ronald Eugene Throne II, 30, of Lawrence, was arrested May 30 and faces felony charges of aggravated indecent liberties with a child, electronic solicitation and indecent solicitation of a child.

In 2006 Throne was convicted of two felony counts of aggravated indecent solicitation of an 11-year-old child in Crawford County, according to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation's offender registry.

Ronald Eugene Throne II

Ronald Eugene Throne II

On May 30, Lawrence police received a report that Throne sent a sexually explicit video to a 15-year-old girl, according to an arrest affidavit filed in Douglas County District Court. Throne is a an adult acquaintance of the girl's family, the affidavit states.

An arrest affidavit is a sworn document filed by police supporting their decision to make an arrest. Accusations within an affidavit must still be proven in court.

After the initial report, police spoke to the girl, who told them Throne had molested her.

Throne knew the girl was underage because she told him, the affidavit said. In addition, he attended her 15th birthday party.

On May 26, according to the affidavit, Throne inappropriately touched the girl, sent her text messages asking for sex and sent a sexually explicit video.

After the incidents were reported, Throne was interviewed by police officers. At first he denied any inappropriate activity with the girl, but later admitted to both touching her and sending the explicit messages, according to the affidavit.

Throne was arrested and booked into the Douglas County Jail, where he is being held in lieu of a $30,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 12 at 3 p.m. for a preliminary hearing, at which the court will decide whether there is enough evidence to order him to stand trial.

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