Crime

74-year-old Johnson County man charged with raping two children

Arthur Doyle Hoover
Arthur Doyle Hoover

A 74-year-old Johnson County man was in jail Wednesday, charged with sexually assaulting two children younger than 14.

Arthur Doyle Hoover of De Soto is charged in Johnson County District Court with two counts of rape and two counts of aggravated criminal sodomy.

Hoover was arrested Tuesday and is being held in the Johnson County Detention Center on a bond of $250,000.

The charges allege that the crimes occurred over a seven-year period from 2006 to 2013.

The alleged victims were born in 2000 and 2002, according to court documents.

Hoover made his first court appearance Wednesday afternoon. He was not required to enter a plea and his next court appearance was scheduled for June 15.

Tony Rizzo: 816-234-4435, @trizzkc

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