Augusta police officer charged with child sex crimes

Jerry Ballinger

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. 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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