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Wellington Daily News - Wellington, KS
  • Reports: Wichita man jailed on suspicion of raping Wellington girl

  • The Wichita Eagle reports that a 20-year-old Wichita man has been arrested for having sex with an underage Wellington girl.
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  • Wichita authorities have indicated that a 20-year-old Wichita man has been arrested for having sex with an underage Wellington girl.
    A report from The Wichita Eagle says the girl and the man were communication online. The man, who's name was not released in the report, drove to Wellington to pick up the 12-year-old girl and brought her back to Wichita to have intercourse.
    The Wellington Police Department was notified o the situation when the girl returned home Saturday morning, July 6.
    The Eagle reports that the man was pulled over in Sedgwick County, taken in for questioning and then booked into jail on suspicion of two counts of rape of a child 13 or under.
    Authorities told the Wichita newspaper that there's little doubt the suspect would not know that the victim was under 16, the age of consent in Kansas. Under the state's law, sex with someone 13-years-old or under is considered rape, even if it's consensual, the report said.

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