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Man jailed for alleged rape of minor

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Former Marion County resident Dakota Dillashaw, 21, Winfield, was booked into county jail Feb. 26 on a July warrant alleging he engaged in sexual intercourse with a child under 14 in May 2013, classified as rape under state law.

Dillashaw was taken into custody by officers in Sumner County after they checked with Sheriff Rob Craft to see if the warrant was still active and if the county would transport him. Craft said he was unaware of the circumstances in which Dillashaw came in contact with Sumner County authorities.

The victim’s date of birth listed in a complaint filed last July by county attorney Susan Robson indicates the victim was 13 at the time of the alleged incident. Court records from around that time listed a Marion address for Dillashaw, although he previously lived in Hillsboro.

Dillashaw has a record of alleged offenses in the county dating from 2012 to 2014. Four days prior to the May 2013 date of the alleged rape, Dillashaw was sentenced to 12 months probation in lieu of 18 months jail on a conviction of obstruction of official duty of a peace officer and criminal damage to property. A little less than two months later he was arrested by sheriff’s deputies for allegedly violating probation.

Marion County Record filed a Kansas Open Records Act request for a probable cause affidavit related to the case, but Eighth District Judge Michael Powers sealed the record March 3 at the request of both prosecuting and defense attorneys.

Last modified March 10, 2016

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