Larned rape suspect makes first court appearance

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LARNED, Kan. (KSNW) – A 19-year-old Larned man made his first court appearance for an alleged rape and battery that took place near the end of October.

Michael Stacey is charged with rape of a victim overcome by force or fear and battery. The crimes involve a single incident that occurred in Pawnee County on or about Oct. 25.  The Larned Police Department handled the investigation.

Stacey was arrested on Nov. 12 and is being held in the custody of the Pawnee County Sheriff in lieu of $100,000 bond. 

At the first appearance, a judge advised the defendant of the charges and possible penalties if convicted and his constitutional rights, including his right to counsel.

If convicted, Stacey faces a presumptive prison sentence between 147 months and 653 depending on his criminal history.

A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Dec. 3, 2019.

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