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Basehor man charged with rape

October 21, 2004

Leavenworth County prosecutors said a Basehor man charged with rape has been released from jail but that a district court judge has ordered the man to stay away from his family.

The 40-year-old man appeared in court Oct. 13. He is charged with rape, domestic battery and criminal restraint.

The man, who has retained Leavenworth attorney Michael Wilcott, is scheduled to next appear in court Nov. 3. There, he will enter a plea and a preliminary hearing in the case will be scheduled, prosecutors said.

Police said the man's son escaped his father's wrath the night of Oct. 8 by breaking a window in the second story of his home in the 14500 block of Parallel Road. Once outside, the boy scaled down the house and eventually flagged down a Basehor police officer, informing the officer about his father's attack on his mother.

When police arrived, the victim was found hiding outside the home. After interviewing the woman and her alleged attacker, police arrested the man and transported him to the Leavenworth County Jail.

A victim's witness advocate was called to the home to speak with the alleged rape victim and the woman was eventually taken to a Leavenworth hospital for treatment.

Basehor police chief Terry Horner said the victim had bruises and was held down against her will, warranting the domestic battery and criminal restraint charges.

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