Rape Suspect Bound Over

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A Fort Riley man has  been bound over in Riley County District court on rape and other charges. A preliminary hearing for Christopher Bates, 31,   was held Thursday afternoon and he was bound over as charged with three counts of rape, one count of aggravated criminal sodomy, and three counts of aggravated indecent liberties.

Bates was arrested in September as a result of an ongoing investigation. According to Riley County Police, the crimes occurred earlier this year in Riley County and involved three females under the age of 12 who were known to Bates.