Ark City’s Fitzgerald arrested; suspected of aggravated criminal sodomy

Mike Seals - May 23, 2021 10:18 pm

Ark City man accused of rape in sexual assault cases dating back 10 months


ARKANSAS CITY, Kan. (May 21, 2021) The Arkansas City Police Department arrested an Arkansas City man May 13 on suspicion of rape and sodomy charges following a sexual assault investigation.

Loarn Earl Fitzgerald II, 43, was arrested on suspicion of three felony counts of aggravated criminal sodomy and one felony count of rape of a child.

Fitzgerald was transported to the Cowley County Jail in Winfield in lieu of $500,000 bond through Cowley County District Court in Arkansas City. He remained in custody at the time of this release.

Officers first received a report May 10 of a possible sexual assault involving Fitzgerald and two Arkansas City females, aged 11 and 13 years old.

Police began investigating and made contact with both of the alleged victims, as well as witnesses.

Several sexual assaults, taking place within the last 10 months, were reported to officers. Through the course of the investigation, probable cause was determined to arrest Fitzgerald in connection to the allegations.

He was located May 13 and arrested without incident.

A defendant’s guilt or innocence is to be determined by a court of law.


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