Morris County man accused in Kansas of multiple instances of child sex assault

Morris County man accused in Kansas of multiple instances of child sex assault
Michael Tschantz, 46 (Source: Morris County Jail)

OGDEN, Kansas (KLTV) - According to the RIley County Police Department in Kansas, an East Texas man has been arrested in connection to a series of rapes reported to have occurred in Ogden, Kansas from 2004 to 2012.

Police say that on November 11, 2020, officers filed a report for several past rape and aggravated criminal sodomy offenses in Ogden, listing a now 21-year-old female as the victim. The suspected rapist is a man she knew, she told police.

Michael James Tschantz, 46, was arrested this afternoon at the Naples Texas Police Department on a Riley County District Court warrant for five counts of rape of a child under 14 years of age.

Tschantz is currently confined in the Morris County Jail on a $600,000 bond pending extradition to the Riley County Jail.

Police are asking anyone who has further information about Tschantz to please contact RCPD Detective Brian Johnson at (785) 473-2323 or bjohnson@rileycountypolice.org, or your local police department.

Due to the nature of this crime, police say no additional information will be released.

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