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Yankey to enter plea

By The Mercury

The former K-State professor accused of raping a friend in 2007 is expected to enter a plea in Riley County District Court Thursday afternoon.

William Yankey, 29, who was arrested for rape in 2012, is scheduled to appear in front of District Judge Meryl Wilson, who presided over Yankey’s May trial.

That proceeding ended in mistrial after jurors could not come to a consensus following a little more than two full days of testimony.

Yankey, a former visiting professor of interior architecture and product design, is accused of assaulting a friend in December 2007 after visiting the woman and her husband at their Manhattan home.

According to testimony by the now 27-year-old victim, Yankey digitally penetrated her vagina and groped her breast as she slept in her bedroom while her husband was not present.

Yankey is represented by attorney Barry Clark.

Please check the Mercury’s website Thursday afternoon for updated information.

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