WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ A Sedgwick County jailer is under arrest following allegations that the man raped two male inmates in their cells.
Sheriff's detectives arrested the 21-year-old detention deputy Tuesday on suspicion of several offenses, including aggravated criminal sodomy and mistreatment of confined persons. The case was being presented to the district attorney's office for possible charges.
The sheriff's office in Wichita says it became aware of an initial allegation on June 3 and a second allegation Monday. In both instances, male inmates in their 20s said the deputy entered their cells in the middle of the night and sexually assaulted them.
Sheriff Robert Hinshaw said after the first inmate came forward that the deputy had been reassigned to duties involving no contact with prisoners.