18-year-old arrested on multiple charges after he arranged through social media to take 11-year-old girl to Osage County

Osage County, KANSAS – According to the Osage County Sheriff’s Office, the 18-year-old suspect was arrested and taken into custody on Monday.

His name is Dominic J. Knapp and he is now charged with rape of a child under the age of 14 and aggravated criminal sodomy.

On Monday, OCSO was contacted by the Shawnee County Sheriff’s office regarding a 911 call about a missing 11-year-old female that was received by the Shawnee County Emergency Communications Center, officials said.

The reporting party advised that the juvenile female was last seen at her home in Shawnee County at approximately 10:30pm on Sunday, June 12th, 2022.

Investigators discovered that the 18-year-old suspect reportedly arranged through social media to pick up the child and transport her to Osage County. 

The 18-year-old man was taken into custody without incident and booked into the Osage County Jail.

This incident remains under investigation.

This is a developing story and it will be updated as new information become available.