Fort Riley soldier charged with rape


A Fort Riley man was charged Wednesday for a rape that occurred in July.

Michael Wakester was charged for the rape of an 18-year-old female that occurred on July 14 in Manhattan.

Wakester, 33, allegedly met the victim in Aggieville where the two had a few drinks, according to a police report. They went to the suspect’s hotel room, where the report said the victim was held against her will and raped at about 1:30 a.m.

Police said she reported the incident shortly after she was allowed to leave. The suspect was known to the victim, who reported no other injuries.

Police issued a warrant Sept. 6 for Wakester’s arrest. He was taken into custody and confined Wednesday.

Wakester has been charged with kidnapping, rape and aggravated criminal sodomy.