Crime

Merriam man is facing charges in a 2015 rape

A 53-year-old man has been charged in a 2015 rape in Merriam.

Danny Gene Austin of Merriam was booked into the Johnson County Jail Friday morning and is being held on a bond of $100,000.

A warrant for Austin’s arrest was issued Monday. The alleged rape occurred in September 2015, according to documents filed in Johnson County District Court.

Documents containing circumstances of the crime were not available Friday.

Tony Rizzo: 816-234-4435, @trizzkc

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