Dodge City minister arrested for rape

Handcuffs (KSN File Photo)
Handcuffs (KSN File Photo)

FORD COUNTY, Kansas — A Dodge City minister has been booked into jail today accused of rape. The investigation started yesterday.

Dodge City police say a 33-year-old woman accused Dr. Jerrold Ketner, 79, of sexual assault. After investigating, police arrested Ketner today.

The seven official charges against Ketner are rape, attempted criminal sodomy, aggravated sexual battery, attempted rape, attempted aggravated criminal sodomy, aggravated sexual battery and blackmail.

Ketner was given a $10,000 cash only bond.

The next court day is scheduled for March 20th at 1:00 p.m. for a docket preliminary hearing.

Police aren’t releasing any specific information about the case or investigation at this time. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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