A Kansas man raped the same juvenile for more than nine years, according to authorities.
Eric J. Millsap, 44, originally from Abilene, was arrested in May and extradited to Dickinson County, Kansas, on Monday to face the charges, the Abilene-Reflector Chronicle reports. He was living in McKeesport, in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, when he was arrested, and he was captured at his house by local police accompanied by detectives with the Abilene Police Department. Abilene police traveled more than 1,000 miles to capture Millsap.
Millsap requested a formal extradition, a process which can sometimes take up to 90 days.
Millsap allegedly raped the same juvenile more than 150 times from 2006, when the child was 8 years old, to 2015, when the victim was 17. He's facing 178 counts of criminal rape and sodomy, according to Dickinson County Attorney Andrea Purvis (The original complaint detailed 179 charges, but Purvis acknowledged that was an error, the Reflector-Chronicle reports). The crimes allegedly occurred in Abilene and elsewhere in Dickinson County, before he moved to Pennsylvania.
The charges were filed on May 29. Millsap made his first appearance in court on Monday, according to WIBW-TV in Topeka, and he remains in jail on a $1.5 million bond.
He's scheduled to head to court again on Sept. 10.
The charges against Millsap come as another high-profile rape case captures the attention of Kansans and others outside the state. The Kansas College Rapist is allegedly responsible for 14 rape cases in the cites of Manhattan and Lawrence, including two attempted sexual assaults, according to The Wichita Eagle. All victims were students at either Kansas State University or the University of Kansas.
He's described as a white male between 5’9” and 6’0”, but the descriptions of his appearance vary. He is said to have medium to thick build, a slight stomach and noticeable muscles in his thighs. He is still at large.
[Photo: Dickinson County Jail]