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No reduced bond in sex case
A Douglas County judge denied a bond reduction request by a 22-year-old man accused of having sex with a 15-year-old neighbor girl, even though he promised to live away from her.The man has been charged with aggravated indecent liberties with a child, a felony, and has been held in Douglas County Jail with a $7,500 cash bond. He was also ordered earlier to not have contact with the girl.In a preliminary hearing today, Six denied the accusded man's bond-reduction request even though the man said he would stay with his parents in Ottawa rather than in his former home near the alleged victim's residence. His parents attended the hearing.Another hearing is set for Oct. 3 in Douglas County Court Division Six. The Journal-World generally does not identify suspects in sex crimes unless there has been a conviction.Other news:¢ Lawrence Police are investigating a report that two people robbed and battered a female cab driver early this morning. According to police, the cabbie picked up the couple - a male and female - in the 500 block of Fireside Drive around 3 a.m. As the cab was leaving, the female passenger supposedly told the driver to turn around because she forgot something at the house.When the cab got back to the house, the woman allegedly grabbed the driver, bit her, and then had the man hold her down while she snatched a bag full of money.Police are seeking a 30-year-old Lawrence woman as a person of interest.¢ Police are also looking into claims that two women beat and robbed a 21-year-old Lawrence woman outside Liquids Bar, 804 W. 24th St., early Sunday morning.According to police, the two suspects were in the car with the victim and a friend, getting ready to leave the bar, when the beating occurred. The victim said she lost items valued at around $340. Police are looking for three women related to this incident.¢ Someone allegedly tried to pay for food with a bogus $5 bill at the Sonic at 3201 W. Sixth St. Sept. 3. Police are looking into it.- Ron Knox contributed this report.