K-State Professor Arrested For 2007 Rape

By: Lindsey Rogers Email
By: Lindsey Rogers Email

MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) -- Riley County police have arrested a Kansas State University professor for rape.

William Yankey, 28, was arrested at his home on Colorado Street in Manhattan around 5:30 PM, on Tuesday, September 11, 2012.

Yankey is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Interior Architecture and Product Design at K-State.

Police say the alleged sexual assault took place in the northwest part of Manhattan nearly five years ago on December 8, 2007. The victim is now a 26-year-old woman.

Yankey’s bond was set at $50,000 and police reports indicate that he has bonded out of jail as he waits for the case to proceed in Riley County court.

Officials say a warrant was issued for Yankey’s arrest but authorities have not said what new information or evidence resulted in his arrest several years after the crime.

Police say Yankey knew the victim. He would have been 23 at the time and the victim would have been 21.

Kansas State University's Communications and Marketing Department issued the following statement Wednesday night: "The university is aware of the arrest, and is following appropriate protocols to address any impact on the campus community."

Officials could not provide details on Yankey's tenure with the university.


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