Sex offender arrested on Douglas County warrant, accused of multiple new sex crimes against a child

photo by: Mugshot courtesy of the Kansas Department of Corrections

Calvin L. Payne is pictured with the Douglas County Judicial and Law Enforcement Center.

A Topeka man who is a registered sex offender was charged on Tuesday with multiple sex crimes involving a child under the age of 14 after he was arrested on a Douglas County warrant at an area hospital.

Calvin L. Payne, 33, was charged in Douglas County District Court with one count of rape and one count of aggravated indecent liberties with a child, both of which are off-grid felonies that could result in a life sentence if Payne is convicted, according to charging documents.

Payne was also charged with one count of electronic solicitation of a child, one count of sexual exploitation of a child by possessing images and one count of interference with law enforcement by concealing or destroying evidence, all felonies.

The charging documents allege that the sexual abuse occurred between May 1, 2022, and July 23, 2022, and all of the charges involve the same child. Listed as a witness in the document are records custodians at Meta, the parent company of Facebook, Instagram and other entities.

Payne was arrested by Douglas County sheriff’s deputies on Friday around 6:50 p.m. at the KU hospital in Kansas City, Kansas, according to the jail booking log.

Payne appeared in court on Tuesday with a large white bandage covering the left side of his face. His right eye was black, and it appeared that his jaw had been wired shut.

Assistant District Attorney Samantha Foster asked the court to set Payne’s bond at $1.5 million. She said that the high amount was due to Payne already being a registered sex offender.

According to the Texas Sex Offender Registry, Payne was convicted in 2005 of aggravated sexual assault of an 8-year-old girl.

Payne told the court that he did not have money for any bond amount.

Judge Stacey Donovan set Payne’s bond at $100,000 cash or surety. She appointed Angela Keck to represent him and scheduled a status conference for June 7.

Payne has an additional conviction for robbery in Shawnee County in 2011, according to court records.