Man charged with attempting to rape child in Kansas

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Clayton Edward Nickens IV (courtesy WDAF) Clayton Edward Nickens IV (courtesy WDAF)
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (KAKE) -

Police have arrested a 45-year-old man after they say he broke into a northeast Kansas home and tried to rape a child.

Clayton Edward Nickens IV faces charges of attempted aggravated indecent liberties with a child, attempted rape, aggravated burglary, three counts of battery and criminal damage to property, WDAF reports. 

Kansas City, Kansas Police Chief Terry Zeigler said the family heard a noise Saturday night and then heard their daughters screaming. The father entered their bedroom and saw a man on top of one of his daughters. 

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The father pulled the suspect off and they began fighting, Zeigler said. Other family members came to help and held the suspect down until officers arrived.

Police say Nickens was intoxicated and was taken to a hospital before being booked into the Wyandotte County Jail. His bond was set at $100,000. 

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