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Wichita man charged in second child rape case

A Wichita man already awaiting trial on charges involving child sex crimes in Sedgwick County was charged Tuesday with two counts of rape and four counts of aggravated criminal sodomy involving a second young girl.

In the latest case, Michael P. Rae, 38, is accused of engaging in the sex acts with a 13-year-old on two occasions in July 2012, according to a complaint filed Tuesday in Sedgwick County District Court. A Wichita Police Department incident report shows the girl’s mother called authorities to report the alleged crimes on July 29 of this year.

Judge Warren Wilbert set Rae’s bond in the case at $250,000. He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on Sept. 10.

Rae was already in the custody of Sedgwick County Jail when the new charges were presented, records show. In the previous case, he is charged with four counts of rape, two counts of aggravated criminal sodomy, two counts of sexual exploitation of a child and one count of aggravated indecent liberties involving a different girl than the latest allegations.

Court records allege the sex abuse in the earlier case began in 2003 when the girl was 7 and continued until he was arrested in July 2012. He was jailed after the girl’s mother found photographs of her nude daughter on a camera card and called police, according to court records. Rae has pleaded not guilty to those nine charges, court records show. In that case, he is in jail in lieu of $1 million bond.

His trial in the 2012 case, which has been continued multiple times, is set for September, according to court records. The exact date was not immediately clear.

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