Jan 23, 2020 3:29 PM

Former Kansas State student sues bar over 2018 rape

Posted Jan 23, 2020 3:29 PM
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MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — A former Kansas State University student is suing a bar in the Aggiveille entertainment district where she was raped almost two years ago, alleging it lacked adequate security.

The lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court said the woman was at O’Malley’s bar after midnight in February 2018 waiting for a friend to get off work. The woman said she had half a drink before stepping into the bar’s restroom, where two men stepped in behind her when the door failed to lock. One man raped her while the other pinned her against a wall, the suit says.

The suit also says the security cameras at the bar weren't working that night and that employees cleaned the bathroom before officers gathered evidence. No arrests have been made.

“I want these two men to be found and to answer for what they did. I want O’Malley’s to do better,” the woman said in a statement to The Star. She is asking anyone with information to come forward.

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Calif. man cashed stolen tax refund checks in Kansas

KANSAS CITY (AP) —A man was sentenced Wednesday to five years in federal prison with no parole for participating in a scheme to cash more than $447,000 in stolen tax refund checks.

Dante L. Chestnut, 31, of Ontario, California, pleaded guilty in July 2019 to conspiracy to commit bank fraud, bank fraud and aggravated identity theft.

Chestnut admitted that he and others stole tax refund checks from the mail in April 2016.

They then used driver's licenses and other identification documents to cash the checks at Academy Bank branches in Kansas, Missouri, Arizona, and Colorado, prosecutors said.