Man pleads not guilty to rape

By The Mercury

A Manhattan man pleaded not guilty to rape in Riley County District Court Monday and will face a jury in February for the charge.

William Yankey, 28, was originally arrested on Sept. 11 for an alleged 2007 rape reportedly involving a woman known to him.

At the time of the alleged crime, police said the victim was in her early 20s.

Yankey is a visiting assistant professor of interior architecture and product design at Kansas State University. He was arrested on $50,000 bond, but has since been released.

Yankey’s trial scheduled for Feb. 27 and 28.

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