1 of 5 suspects in Shawnee County sex crime appears in court

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – One of five suspects in a Shawnee County human trafficking investigation appeared in court Thursday morning.

According to Shawnee County District Attorney Mike Kagay, Brandon Ewing, 28, was indicted last month on nineteen felony counts including six counts of criminal sodomy with a child 14-15 years old, eleven counts of electronic solicitation of a child under 16 years old, furnishing alcohol to a minor for illicit purposes and aggravated endangering a child under the age of 18.

Kagay said Ewing was arraigned Thursday morning. A pretrial motion hearing has been scheduled for November 1, 2017 and a jury trial has been set for January 22, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.

The other four indicted in this case are Scott Anderson, 26, Braden Voss, 24, Jonathan Hudnall, 26, and Ricky Kirk, Jr.

Kagay says all of the charges related to these indictments stem from a single course of conduct with the same minor and are alleged to have happened between March 1 and April 14, 2017.

The Topeka Police Department is handling the investigation of this case.

 

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