MANHATTAN, KAN. – On July 27, 2017, the Riley County Police Department and the Lawrence Police Department jointly announced our intensified efforts into solving multiple incidents of rape committed in both Manhattan and Lawrence since 2000 that appear to be connected. Part of these efforts has included a review of each case to identify any information that could yield additional leads.
Over the course of 17 years, the Kansas college rapist has sexually assaulted 14 women from Manhattan and Lawrence. As the investigation continues, Riley County Police Department Capt. Tim Hegarty said he wants to make sure all Kansas State University students remain safe.
“What we’re trying to do is increase student safety awareness about everything,” Hegarty said. “Obviously, we want students to be safe regardless of what they are doing, but [particularly] in the context of this investigation that has been going for close to 17 years.”
WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – It’s been a month since Riley County Police Department and Lawrence Police Department held a joint press conference to address a string of rapes in Manhattan and Lawrence.
Tips are still coming in to the department. As of Tuesday, 30 tips have been received since the conference, all of which are being investigated.
The college rapist Riley County and Lawrence police are looking for is not the man depicted in a composite sketch circulating on social media.
For the last 17 years, a man has been attacking women at both the University of Kansas and Kansas State University.
After years of investigation, police have a better idea of his patterns and his method of attack, thanks to profiling. It is a bleak picture painted in words about a man police are still looking for.
LAWRENCE, Kan. - Authorities believe they have linked a 2015 attempted sex assault to a serial rapist thought to have attacked 13 women from 2000 to 2008 in the Kansas college towns of Manhattan and Lawrence.
At a joint news conference Thursday morning authorities discussed an ongoing investigation into the rapes that terrorized the Kansas State and University of Kansas campuses.
(CNN)Police in Kansas are asking for the public's help in catching a rapist who has assaulted female students from the state's two biggest universities since 2000.
Twelve rapes and one attempted rape occurred between 2000 and 2008 inside residences off the campuses of Kansas State University in Manhattan and the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Brad Schoen, director of the Riley County Police Department, said Thursday at a news conference.
MANHATTAN — A suspected serial rapist linked to attacks on 13 university students in Lawrence and Manhattan from 2000 to 2008 appears to have resurfaced more recently.
This is a nightmare for Manhattan: There’s a serial rapist on the loose who preys on college women.
We’d urge you not to panic, and to use common sense, and to help if possible.
But let’s do the background first. Remember, if it weren’t for Kansas State University, Manhattan would be nothing more than a wide spot in the road. This is a college town, through and through. Well, it’s actually also an Army town, but it’s not even the main Army town in the region. Life as a second-banana Army town would be pretty limp. So it’s still basically a college town.
Police on Thursday announced they have connected a 2015 attempted rape with a string of rapes committed in Manhattan and Lawrence. Now they’re asking for the public’s help in reporting any other sexual assaults that might be linked.