Crime & Courts

K-State campus police arrest man on suspicion of rape, kidnapping Sunday

Kansas State University police arrested a Fort Riley man suspected of rape Sunday, according to the university.

Jason Seifert, 23, was arrested on the campus on suspicion of rape, aggravated kidnapping and aggravated battery.

Officers of the Kansas State University Police Department were called about 2:55 a.m. to the Denison corridor on the west side of campus, where they found the victim, according to a statement Monday from the the university. The officers took the victim to a hospital.

While police were still in the area, Seifert returned to the scene and was arrested.

Neither Seifert nor the victim had any connection to the university, officials said.

The arrest occurred on Denison Avenue, according to Michelle Geering, a spokesperson for the university. Geering said the university would not say where on the avenue the arrest occurred.

A crime log from the campus police department listed the location as “Manhattan, Ks.”

Seifert was in custody Monday at the Riley County jail with bond set at $100,000.

The investigation continued, university officials said. No other details were immediately available.

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Ian Cummings is the breaking news editor for The Kansas City Star, where he started as a reporter in 2015. He is a Kansas City native who graduated from the University of Kansas in 2012.
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