Hearing set for 2 charged with attack on Kansas deputy



     (AP) – A judge has scheduled a February preliminary hearing for

two men charged with kidnapping and raping a Johnson County deputy.

     The Kansas City Star reports that 24-year-old William Luth of Blue Springs,

and 21-year-old Brady Newman-Caddell, of Independence, are charged in Johnson

County District Court with abducting the woman in October from outside a county

detention center in Olathe.

     Authorities said the deputy was sexually assaulted before her attackers

released her in Jackson County, Missouri.

     A judge Friday scheduled their preliminary hearing for Feb. 16. The judge will

determine after the hearing if there is sufficient evidence to take the case to

trial.

     Both defendants are being held on $1 million bond.




   

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