Lawrence man charged with allegedly soliciting 13-year-old, attempted rape

photo by: Douglas County Sheriff's Office

Stephen Bruce Green, pictured in November 2019

A Lawrence man was charged Wednesday in Douglas County District Court with two child sex crimes.

Stephen Bruce Green, 35, faces two high-severity felony charges: electronic solicitation of a child and attempted rape. The latter is an off-grid felony, meaning a conviction would have a presumed life sentence.

The charging document in his case alleges that between Nov. 11 and Nov. 26, Green tried to solicit a 13-year-old victim to commit an unlawful sexual act. It also alleges that he set a meeting, brought condoms and went to a meeting place with the intent of committing rape but that he was prevented from executing the crime.

A judge on Wednesday set Green’s bond at $25,000 cash or surety, the Douglas County Jail booking log indicates. If released on bond, he must be on GPS monitoring, the jail log shows.

The judge appointed defense attorney Angela Keck to represent Green, according to online court records. His next hearing is set for Dec. 3.

Green was arrested at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday at 2800 Louisiana St., the booking log shows. The address belongs to Broken Arrow Park, and it’s less than a block south of Billy Mills Middle School and Broken Arrow Elementary School.

Green remained in custody at the jail as of Wednesday evening.

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