Augusta police officer charged with child sex crimes

AUGUSTA, Kansas – An Augusta police officer was arrested Tuesday and charged with two counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child.

Authorities say the incidents occurred in April and June of 2013 in Butler County.

Jerry Ballinger made his first court appearance Wednesday and bonded out.

That bond was set at $50,000.

His next court appearance is scheduled for August 19th at 1 p.m.

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