WICHITA — A Wichita police officer was charged today with aggravated sexual battery, a felony.
The officer, Joseph McGill, appeared in Sedgwick County District Court. He also was charged with sexual battery, a misdemeanor.
A preliminary hearing was set for March 16. His bond was set at $25,000.
McGill, 27, was arrested late Tuesday afternoon, department officials said. Police records indicate the incident occurred at about 1 a.m. Sunday in the street in the 200 block of North Exposition. It was reported later that same day.
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Court records show he is charged with committing the misdemeanor on Nov. 19. The crimes involved different victims, court records show.
Chief Norman Williams said at a news briefing late this afternoon that the officer allegedly had inappropriate contact with a resident while on duty. McGill was expected to be suspended today without pay.
"I'm highly disappointed,'' Williams said. "I'm highly disturbed by this."