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Former Sedgwick County detention deputy charged with sex crimes

Former Sedgwick County detention deputy charged with sex crimes

By George Lawson. CREATED Mar 28, 2014

A former detention deputy in the Sedgwick County jail is accused of inappropriate behavior with two female inmates.  

Sheriff Jeff Easter said one inmate reported having a sexual relationship with the deputy in March of 2013, and the inmate reported that the relationship began in October of 2012.   An investigation was started and the deputy was placed on restrictive duty.   Easter said the investigation could not be substantiated at that time, but information was presented to the district attorney's office for review.

Easter said in November of 2013, another inmate reported an incident with the same deputy, involving lewd behavior that was conducted in her presence.  A criminal investigation began, and an internal investigation was also underway at the same time.  The deputy resigned during the investigations.

Easter said detectives gathered evidence on both cases, and they were presented to the district attorney's office.  The former deputy has been charged with seven counts of unlawful sexual relations with an inmate and one count of making false information.    The deputy had been with the sheriff's department for 14 years.