Man faces charges of sex crimes

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Fort Scott, Kan. -- A Bourbon County man was bound over for trial Friday, on two counts of sex-related charges.

Sixth Judicial Magistrate Judge Rebecca Stephan ruled there was enough probable cause to bind over Randall K. Glover, 55, for jury trial, if the case reaches that point. In fact, no rape case in Bourbon County District Court filed since 2005 has gone to jury trial.

After hearing testimony from key witnesses called by Bourbon County Attorney Terri Johnson at the preliminary examination, the judge bound over Glover on one count of rape and aggravated criminal sodomy.

The alleged victim is 8 years old. The acts are believed to have occurred sometime between Jan. 6 and Jan. 12, in rural Bourbon County. The alleged incidents were investigated by the Bourbon County Sheriff's Office.

If convicted on both counts, Glover would face a sentence of 25 years to life in prison on each charge because they are both classified as a an off-grid person felony.

Glover was arrested by sheriff's deputies on Jan. 17. He is currently being held at Southeast Kansas Regional Correctional Center with no bond. An arraignment date has not been set.