Lawrence man charged with sex crimes involving a 6-year-old child

photo by: Mugshot courtesy of the Kansas Department of Corrections

Joseph Adam Long is pictured with the Douglas County Judicial and Law Enforcement Center.

A Lawrence man has been charged with multiple sex crimes involving a 6-year-old child, according to court documents.

The man, Joseph Adam Long, 41, is charged in Douglas County District Court with one count of aggravated criminal sodomy and one count of aggravated indecent liberties with a child. Both charges are off-grid felonies that could result in a life sentence if Long is convicted.

The alleged offenses occurred between December 2020 and April 2021 and both involved the same 6-year-old child, according to charging documents.

Long was arrested on Monday around 6:45 p.m. on a warrant served by Douglas County sheriff’s deputies, according to the jail booking log. He was released later that day on a $100,000 surety bond. He is next scheduled to appear in court on April 30.

Long has additional convictions in Johnson County in 2017 for one felony count of aggravated incest and one felony count of aggravated intimidation of a victim, according to Kansas Department of Corrections records.