Lawrence man arrested on suspicion of sexual battery; sex crime report downtown yields no arrests

A Lawrence man was arrested Tuesday night and booked into the Douglas County Jail on suspicion of sexual battery.

The man, 33, is currently being held in the jail without bond. He has not been charged.

The arrest, according to a Lawrence Police Department incident number, corresponds to a “sex crime report” from 7:06 p.m. Tuesday in the 200 block of McDonald Drive. One officer responded to the scene.

Lawrence Police Department spokeswoman Kim Murphree said in a written response that the reported victim and the man were “not previously known to each other.”

Another sexual battery was reported Tuesday; however, no arrests have been made in that case.

Murphree said the crime was reported within the 700 block of Massachusetts Street and was said to have occurred Dec. 1.

Lawrence Police Department activity logs show two officers responded to the scene at 8 a.m.

Again, Murphree said the reported victim and suspect were not previously known to each other.

As of Wednesday morning, no arrests listed in the Douglas County Jail’s booking logs bear incident numbers matching the reported sexual battery.