Sex offender charged with kidnapping, raping 15-year-old Wichita girl

Posted: Updated:
Anthony Seymour court appearance via video Anthony Seymour court appearance via video
Anthony Seymour booking photo Anthony Seymour booking photo
WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

A 58-year-old convicted child rapist has been charged with kidnapping and raping a 15-year-old girl who was walking to her Wichita home earlier this week. 

Anthony Seymour was charged Thursday with aggravated kidnapping, rape, aggravated criminal sodomy, aggravated robbery and criminal possession of a weapon. He remains held on $250,000 bond.

Police allege the girl was walking near 2nd Street North and Grove on Monday when Seymour held a knife to her, forced the teen into his black 2005 Lexus and sexually assaulted her. 

When officers responded to an abduction report at around 6:20 p.m., Seymour's car was leaving the area. The teen got out and ran toward officers. 

Police say Seymour fled the area but was later located and arrested near 17th Street North and Hillside. 

Seymour's next court appearance was scheduled for December 5. He will be represented by a public defender.

Kansas offender records show Seymour is on parole for a 2004 conviction of rape of a 14-year-old girl. He was last released from prison in May of 2018.

  • NEWSNewsMore>>

  • 2 critically injured in south Wichita shooting

    2 critically injured in south Wichita shooting

    At least two people have been injured in a shooting in south Wichita. Police were called around midnight Wednesday to the 1800 block of south Topeka, near Broadway and Funston. Dispatchers tell KAKE News that two people were taken to the hospital in critical condition. We have a crew heading to the scene and will bring you more information as it becomes available.

    At least two people have been injured in a shooting in south Wichita. Police were called around midnight Wednesday to the 1800 block of south Topeka, near Broadway and Funston. Dispatchers tell KAKE News that two people were taken to the hospital in critical condition. We have a crew heading to the scene and will bring you more information as it becomes available.

  • 2 more false reporting cases dropped in Kansas college town

    2 more false reporting cases dropped in Kansas college town

    Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson (Conrad Swanson/Lawrence Journal-World)Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson (Conrad Swanson/Lawrence Journal-World)
    Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson (Conrad Swanson/Lawrence Journal-World)Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson (Conrad Swanson/Lawrence Journal-World)

    Prosecutors have dropped false reporting charges against two more women who reported being sexually assaulted in Lawrence, as questions swirl around the handling of such investigations in the college town.

    Prosecutors have dropped false reporting charges against two more women who reported being sexually assaulted in Lawrence, as questions swirl around the handling of such investigations in the college town.

  • Kansas board urges schools to ban vaping, even for visitors

    Kansas board urges schools to ban vaping, even for visitors

    The Kansas State Board of Education is encouraging the state’s local public school districts to prohibit vaping and to include staff and any visitors at school activities in the ban along with students. 

    The Kansas State Board of Education is encouraging the state’s local public school districts to prohibit vaping and to include staff and any visitors at school activities in the ban along with students. 

Check out these photos from across KAKEland snapped by our viewers, staff and local officials. Do you have pictures to share with us? Email them to news@kake.com.

MORE SLIDESHOWS HERE