Augusta officer makes preliminary court appearance

Former Augusta police officer charged with sex crimes.
Former Augusta police officer charged with sex crimes.

AUGUSTA, Kansas – A police officer in Augusta charged with sex crimes against a child was in court Monday.

Jerry Ballinger is accused of two counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child.

The Butler County Attorney says the crimes happened in April and June of this year.

A judge found there is enough evidence for Ballinger to be bound over for trial.

It is set for Novermber 5th at 9 a.m.

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