A Paris man was arrested in Kansas on Tuesday on multiple warrants, including Sexual Assault of a Child, after detectives with the Lamar County Sheriff’s Office Crimes against Children division tracked the suspect down in Kansas.
On Sunday, May 14, 2023, the Lamar County Sheriff’s Office took a report regarding the sexual assault of a child.
During the investigation, detectives learned that communication began between the suspect and a child younger the 17 years of age through an online app.
“On Tuesday, May 16, warrants were issued for Online Solicitation of a Minor, Sexual Assault of a Child and Delivery of Controlled Substance/Marijuana to a Minor, for 34-year old Stephen King of Paris,” said the Lamar County Sheriff’s Office.
Lamar County Sheriff’s Office Crimes against Children detectives contacted the Kansas Highway Patrol and with their cooperation, King was taken into custody in Lawrence, Kansas.
King remains in Kansas awaiting extradition to Lamar County.
“The Lamar County Sheriff’s Office would like to commend the Kansas Highway Patrol for their assistance and quick apprehension of this fugitive.”
The investigation is ongoing.