Ex-Kansas deputy to stand trial in inmate sex abuse

David Kendall

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WICHITA, Kansas  - A former Sedgwick County Jail deputy will stand trial on charges that he raped two jail inmates.

Prosecutors allege that 23-year-old David Kendall raped the inmates last year and sexually propositioned four other inmates. A judge on Wednesday ordered Kendall bound over for trial on 13 charges ranging from aggravated sodomy to misdemeanor sexual battery.

Some testimony during the three-day preliminary hearing suggested one of the inmates who alleged he was raped had consensual sex with Kendall and then made up the rape allegations.

Defense lawyers argued the other five victims also concocted their claims of sexual abuse. The inmates have filed claims for a total of $20 million against Sedgwick County.

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