Final pretrial pending in sex assault case Featured

Eric Hawkins. Eric Hawkins. Lyon County Jail photo

If the current schedule holds, trials are coming soon for a one-time Emporia chiropractor accused of rape and sexual battery.


Eric Hawkins has a final pretrial at 4 pm Wednesday in Lyon County District Court.

Hawkins faces two related trials on three sets of charges this summer. He is currently set to go to trial starting Monday on charges of rape against a then-16-year-old girl in 2015 and aggravated sexual battery against a then-22-year-old last year. Trial is currently set to go through Aug. 23.

Hawkins has a separate trial set to begin Aug. 26 for sexual battery allegedly against a then-32-year-old woman dating back to 2015. Trial could last to Aug. 28.

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