Kansas man charged in child rape case; $3 million bond

Roy Tidwell III

HIAWATHA, Kan. (AP) - A Kansas man is being held on $3 million bond in a case involving sexual abuse of a child.

The St. Joseph News-Press reports 27-year-old Roy Tidwell III, of Sabetha, was charged Friday with rape, aggravated internet trading in child pornography and sexual exploitation of a child.

Brown County Attorney Kevin Hill said the victim was 3 when the abuse allegedly occurred between July and December 2017 in Hiawatha.

Hill said the FBI, state and local authorities investigated the case.

If convicted, Tidwell could face a sentence of life in prison.

Tidwell remains jailed in Brown County and is awaiting a first appearance.

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