Trooper to be arraigned on sex charges

By The Hays Daily News

LA CROSSE -- A Kansas Highway Patrol trooper was bound over for trial in Rush County District Court on eight felonies, including rape and aggravated criminal sodomy.

Domingo Cardenas Jr. also faces six felony charges of aggravated indecent liberties. The charges were filed in July, at which time the trooper was placed on leave without pay.

Ness County Magistrate Judge James Kepple bound Cardenas over for trial on Monday.

Arraignment has been set for Jan. 17 in La Crosse.

The charges stem from alleged incidents involving two girls between the ages of 14 and 16.