Attorneys for inmates who say they were sexually assaulted by a Sedgwick County deputy while in jail are seeking $20 million from the county.
The amount is included in two notices of claims filed with the county commissioners by attorneys Kurt Kerns and Mark Schoenhofer. The county provided copies of the claims through a request filed by The Eagle under the Kansas Open Records Act.
The attorneys are alleging that six inmates were victimized by David Kendall, a jail deputy, who resigned in late June. Kendall, 21, faces 12 charges — 11 of them alleged sex crimes that reportedly occurred between April and June. The crimes alleged include aggravated criminal sodomy, a felony, and sexual battery, a misdemeanor.
(Read more at Wichita Eagle: News Updates)