Convicted Parsons felon arrested on Sexual Battery charges

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PARSONS, Kans. — A Parsons man is in custody on Sexual Battery charges and more after a victim came forward to the police department.

Officers with PPD arrested the Parsons man, 33-year-old William Patrick Mansfield Jr., on Saturday for suspicion of Sexual Battery and Failure to Register as an Offender.

Allegedly, a victim came to the police department to file a report against Mansfield, but authorities also found that he had failed to register as an offender through the Labette County Sheriff’s Office. Mansfield is also a convicted felon recent released on Parole and had another warrant issued by the Kansas Department of Corrections for Parole Violation.

With this information, Mansfield was arrested on the following charges:

  • Suspicion of Sexual Battery
  • Failure to Register as an Offender
  • Failure to Appear Warrant out of the City of Parsons

“[A]ny physical battery is serious, but a sexual battery is an unforgivable crime, and my heart goes out to the victim in this case,” said Parsons Police Chief Robert Spinks.

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