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Reno County deputy charged with having sex with female inmate

A Reno County sheriff’s deputy was arrested Tuesday and has been charged with having sex with a female inmate at the county’s jail.

Jonathan Diaz has been charged by the county’s district attorney with two counts of unlawful sexual relations with a female inmate, two counts of aggravated intimidation of a victim and two counts of bribery, Sheriff Randy Henderson said.

Henderson said in a news release that he ordered an internal investigation after female inmates made allegations against Diaz. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation was later brought in to continue the investigation, Henderson said.

Diaz, 30, made his first court appearance on Tuesday and is in jail on a $100,000 bond. He is being held in a county jail other than Reno County’s, but Henderson declined to say which one.

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