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

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Chris Hendrickson

UPDATE: According to court records, the charges listed below against Chris A. Hendrickson have been dismissed by a Johnson County judge.

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, Chris A. Hendrickson 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 against him, 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, Hendrickson faces twelve counts of rape and sodomy.

During Thursday’s hearing at the Johnson County Courthouse, Hendrickson 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. Hendrickson 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.