OLATHE, Kan. –During a news conference Wednesday morning the FBI and sheriff`s department said they are looking for additional victims in connection with the kidnapping and rape of a Johnson County deputy.
Authorities say they cannot discuss why they believe there are other victims, but did say they know there are other victims and hope that now they will come forward because the suspects are behind bars.
Sheriff Frank Denning, District Attorney Steve Howe and FBI ASAC Shelley Doherty all spoke at the news conference.
The two suspects in the case were off the street and sitting behind bars Tuesday night. Investigators say a tip led them to a car and eventually two men who are now charged with abducting and raping a Johnson County sheriff’s deputy.
Both William Luth and Brady Newman-Caddell are charged with kidnapping, two counts of rape and sodomy. Each are in the Johnson County jail on a $1 million bond.
They were arrested in Missouri and spent the day at the Jackson County jail before both waived extradition to Kansas and were brought to Johnson County.
Charges against the suspects state they overpowered the female sheriff`s deputy, forced her into a blue Mazda 3 – and abducted her in the parking lot of the Johnson County Sheriff`s Office as she was going to work.
Several hours later, after police say she was raped multiple times, they released the deputy in Missouri near the Jackson County Sheriff`s Department where she ran for help.
Sources say one of the men told investigators where to find the deputy’s pink gym bag and jacket that were missing after the incident, which, with that information, were found and are now evidence in this case.
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Replay the entire news conference below: