2 men facing rape charges in 2020 incident

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The Douglas County Judicial and Law Enforcement Center, which houses Douglas County District Court and a number of other criminal justice services at 111 E. 11th St., is pictured April 8, 2020.

Two out-of-state men are facing rape charges in Douglas County stemming from the same 2020 incident.

Ryan M. Reeves, 22, of Dallas, and Daoud L. Holmes, 21, of Kansas City, Mo., were both recently arrested on an accusation of rape that allegedly occurred on January 20, 2020, according to court records.

They are both accused of engaging in sexual intercourse with an individual who was incapable of giving consent, according to separate charging documents provided to the Journal-World. The alleged victim listed in both cases is the same person, who was 19 at the time.

Both are facing the level-one person felony charge, which comes with a minimum sentence of 147 months, just over 12 years, in prison for offenders who have little to no criminal history, according to Kansas sentencing guidelines.

Patrick Compton, a spokesman for the Lawrence Police Department, confirmed the charges stemmed from the same incident but declined to provide any further information.

While charges have been filed, neither man has appeared in court yet. They were both released from custody after separately posting $50,000 cash or surety bonds.

Reeves is scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 13. A court date had not been scheduled for Holmes as of Monday afternoon, according to court records.

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