Mark A. Vananne, 41, of Lawrence, was accused of sexually assaulting two children and a teenager during a three-year period. Court documents state the alleged crimes occurred between 2001 and 2004 in Eudora, which is about 10 miles southeast of Lawrence.
Vananne was charged with five counts of rape, four counts of criminal sodomy and four counts of indecent liberties with a child.
The youngest victim was 3 years old when the alleged assault began.
Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson said Vananne knew the alleged victims.
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