Liberal Police Investigate Aggravated Human Trafficking / Rape
Joe Denoyer - December 8, 2021 4:46 pm
On Tuesday, December 07, 2021, officers of the Liberal Police Department located a 13-year-old girl who was reported as a runaway from Denison, TX, at 1010 S Kansas. The girl was in the presence of a 63-year-old man. Upon further investigation, it was learned that while in Denison, TX, the 13-year-old girl was approached by two 63-year-old men from Liberal, KS, at a local restaurant. One of these men convinced the 13-year-old girl to come with them to Kansas.
After they arrived in Liberal, Kansas, the 13-year-old girl reported she was forcefully raped by one of the 63-year-old men. This man also told her he was going to prostitute the girl out to other people who would pay them good money.
Officers conducted a search warrant in the 800 block S Lincoln in reference to this case.
An affidavit is being sent to the Seward County Attorney’s Office seeking charges of Rape, Aggravated Human Trafficking, Aggravated Kidnapping, Aggravated Interference with Parental Custody, Aggravated Intimidation of a Victim, and Aggravated Indecent Liberties with a Child.
According to the 13-year-old girl, the suspect had several visitors while she was in his home. If you, or anyone you know, has information about this incident, please call Detective Cook at 620-626-0141.
The Liberal Police Department would like to thank Southwest Medical Center and the Liberal Area Rape Crisis & Domestic Violence Services for their assistance in this case.