Friday, August 16, 2013
A Kansas man is in custody facing more than a dozen counts of child rape.
It began earlier this year when a victim came forward, alleging she was raped several times at a south Salina home from August until November of 2008. She told police that she and the suspect were acquaintances.
Salina Police began an investigation, and yesterday arrested 24-year-old Michael Diederich of Junction City. Officers say he lived in Salina in 2008.
He was booked into the Saline County jail on 15 counts of child rape, since the victim was under the age of 14 when the alleged crimes occurred.
Police don't know if any other potential victims are involved. Official charges are pending.