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Sedgwick County Sheriff Robert Hinshaw is disputing a claim that says his department knew a detention deputy had "sexual predator issues" more than a month before an inmate reported that he was assaulted in his cell.
A court document was filed Thursday on behalf of the alleged rape victim, who is looking to have his probation terminated for a 2011 drug conviction. He was the second inmate who claimed to have been assaulted by 21-year-old detention deputy David Kendall.
Kendall has resigned as a detention deputy. He's facing more than a dozen charges in connection with assaults on six inmates in the county jail.
Sheriff Hinshaw released a statement on the investigative process that resulted in charges against Kendall. He said no reports were received before April 29, when the first incident was reported, and at that time a criminal investigation was started. Hinshaw said that investigation was in progress when the second inmate claimed that he was sexually assaulted in his cell on June 3.
Hinshaw said in consultations with the district attorney's office that it was decided to present both assault cases for charges at the same time.