Suspect Sought in 2012 Rape Caught

Tips from the public help bring a suspected rapist back to Saline County to face charges.

Sheriff Glen Kochanowski tells KSAL News that law enforcement in Dodge City, arrested 21-year-old Jerry Wayne Watkins Jr. on Tuesday.

The Sheriff pointed to good investigative work by multiple agencies and help from the media in finding Watkins, who was wanted in connection with an October 2012 rape.

The charges allege Watkins used force to have sexual intercourse with a 15-year-old girl in the northwest part of the county on October 5th 2012.

Sheriff Kochanowski added Watkins, who’s last known address was in Ensign, Ks. was arrested on his 21st birthday and is currently in the Saline County Jail.