DCF investigation leads to Kansas man's arrest for child sex crimes

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GYPSUM, Kan. (KAKE) -

A 50-year-old Kansas man is accused of sexually assaulting two young girls, authorities say. 

Saline County Sheriff Roger Soldan said Monday that Archie Lee Holmes, of Gypsum, was booked for rape, aggravated indecent liberties with a child, aggravated criminal sodomy and aggravated intimidation of a witness.

The Salina Post reports Holmes was arrested after an investigation into allegations that arose over the summer and involved two girls, ages 5 and 9. Sheriff Soldan said Holmes knows the victims.

The incidents allegedly at Holmes’ home and were reported to the Saline County Sheriff’s Office by the Kansas Department for Children and Families.

Kansas Department of Corrections records show Holmes has prior convictions of criminal threat, attempted aggravated battery, domestic battery, drug possession, fleeing law enforcement and driving while suspended. 

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