Lawrence man charged with rape of two children

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William Ellis

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Douglas County Prosecutors charged a Lawrence man with raping two children. William Ellis, 39, is accused of raping the children for more than a year. Both children were under 14-years of age.

One count of rape alleges Ellis raped the child from January 12, 2014 to July 24, 2015.

The second count of rape alleges he raped the child from March 9, 2014 until July 24, 2015.

Police arrested Ellis at a trailer park on Saturday.

Ellis currently being held on $500,000 bond.