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Tonganoxie man in court on suspicion of child endangerment, alcohol charges

July 22, 2015

A Tonganoxie man whose apartment was the scene of an alleged sexual assault case involving a 13-year-old girl is expected to appear today in Leavenworth County District Court.

Warren P. Thompson, 53, faces two counts aggravated endangerment, three counts endangerment and one count hosting of minors where alcohol is present.

Warren Thompson had not entered a plea as of Tuesday, according to Leavenworth County Attorney Todd Thompson.

The aggravated endangerment counts are felonies and endangerment accounts misdemeanors, according to the county attorney.

The county attorney said aggravated endangerment charges have the distinction of “causing harm” and endangerment charges are considered as “could cause harm.”

Warren Thompson was arrested early last week on suspicion of child endangerment and hosting of minors where alcohol is present.

The arrest stems from an alleged sexual assault last month in an apartment on Ridge Circle where the man lives. According to accounts from the 13-year-old, several teens aged 16 or 17 took turns sexually assaulting her while the others watched in Thompson’s apartment.

Tonganoxie police Chief Jeff Brandau said the girl was a student attending Tonganoxie Middle School.

Brandau said officers had been called to the residence several times in the past before last month’s alleged incident, but no arrests previously were made.

Check out this week for more information about the case as it progresses.


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