Rape, sodomy charges re-filed against Johnson County, Kansas man; charges later dismissed

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UPDATE: According to court records, the charges listed below have been dismissed by a Johnson County judge. Because of that, FOX4 removed the name of the suspect since charges were dismissed and none of the charges are on his record.

The original story from January 2016 is below, with his name redacted.

OLATHE, Kan. — Johnson County prosecutors re-filed charges against a 45-year-old Stilwell, Kan., man, accused of raping and sodomizing a person several times between 2009 and 2013.

On Thursday, the suspect asked for his $250,000 cash bond to be reduced and that request was granted. His bond was set instead at $50,000, which he posted and was freed from custody on Thursday afternoon.

According to the complaint, he’s accused of having sexual intercourse with and sodomizing the alleged victim, who the complaint says did not consent and was overcome with fear. The assaults in question happened at the alleged victim’s house and at a hotel, between November 2009 and August 2013. In all, he faces twelve counts of rape and sodomy.

During Thursday’s hearing at the Johnson County Courthouse, he asserted his right to a speedy trial and requested his trial date be set. His previously filed case was dismissed after the court denied the state a continuance at a pre-trial conference on January 22. He pleaded not guilty to the charges in the previously filed case, and has asked the court to accept the same pleas for the re-filed case, and move on to trial.

Another hearing date was scheduled for February 4th.