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Charge filed in April rape case

8/21/2014

By MIKE CORN

By MIKE CORN

mcorn@dailynews.net

A 28-year-old Hays man has been charged in Ellis County District Court with a single count of rape.

The charge against Arthur Larry Gonzales Jr. was filed Thursday.

According to the single-count complaint, he is charged with the rape of ANH -- her initials, a process frequently used in court documents designed to protect the identity of a rape victim.

The victim was 17 at the time the offense occurred.

According to the complaint, the incident allegedly took place while the victim "was either unconscious or physically powerless." The complaint did not elaborate on the incident.

The rape is alleged to have occurred on either April 19 or 20.

Hays Police Chief Don Scheibler declined comment on the case now that it's been filed in district court.

A preliminary hearing in the case has been set for 1:30 p.m. Oct. 2.