Crime

Pittsburg man arrested for rape, awaiting charges

PITTSBURG, Kan. - A 22-year-old is arrested for separate incidents involving juvenile females.

On Monday, January 28th, 2019, investigators with the Pittsburg Police Department received a report about inappropriate sexual contact involving a five-year-old female and an adult male suspect. Authorities say the incident was alleged to have happened at a Pittsburg home in 2018.

During the investigation, police learned that a second incident concerning inappropriate sexual contact was alleged to have happened with the same suspect, this one with a six-year-old female. Police say this incident would have taken place at a different home in Pittsburg in January of 2019.

On Friday, March 15th, investigators arrested the 22-year-old suspect. They are requesting charges of aggravated criminal sodomy and rape for the 2018 incident and aggravated criminal sodomy for the 2019 incident.

KOAM/FOX14 called the Crawford County Prosecutor's Office on Friday. They have not filed charges at this time. They said an attorney will not be back to file the charges until Monday.

The investigation is ongoing.


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