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Sheriff’s Reports: Topeka man charged with human trafficking

A Topeka man was arrested June 8, 2021, as the result of an ongoing investigation by the Osage County Sheriff’s Office into online solicitation of children by adults. The sheriff reported in a press release that Mark E. Davenport, 39, of Topeka, Kan., was taken into custody without incident after he allegedly made plans to meet with someone he believed to be a minor.

Davenport appeared before Osage County Magistrate Judge Lori Breshears June 9 on charges of aggravated human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation of a child. Breshears set bond at $75,000 cash or surety; Davenport remained in the Osage County Jail as of June 14.

Lyndon man arrested at Osage City on drug charges

An Osage County Sheriff’s Office press release reported that at approximately 10:53 a.m. June 9, 2021, an Osage County Sheriff’s Deputy conducted a car stop in the 100 block of South 9th Street, in Osage City, Kan. During the stop, narcotics were located. The driver of the vehicle, Matthew J. Wilson-Bedford, 28, of Lyndon, was taken into custody and transported to the Osage County Jail Facility on charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and driving while suspended. Bond was set at $5,000 cash or surety, and Wilson-Bedford bonded out of Osage County Jail on Friday, with his second appearance set for June 24.

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