Crime & Courts

Former deputy charged with sex crimes is back in jail

A former Sedgwick County detention deputy charged with multiple sex crimes against six inmates was jailed Thursday after a judge forfeited his bond, jail and court records show.

David Kendall, 23, was booked at 1:14 p.m. Thursday on a failure to comply charge, according to Sedgwick County Jail records. A summary of actions in Kendall’s criminal case shows a Sedgwick County District Court judge ordered the forfeiture Thursday then issued a bench warrant for his arrest.

Kendall, who stands accused of 11 sex crimes ranging from felony sodomy to misdemeanor sexual battery against the inmates, was freed on bail last August. Conditions of his bond included GPS monitoring, that he remain in Sedgwick County and that he report to a pre-trial program. He also was ordered to have no contact with his alleged victims.

His preliminary hearing, which has been postponed several times, is set for Aug. 19. He remained in custody Thursday in lieu of $1million bond.

Kendall resigned from the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office after the sex allegations arose. Authorities have said the crimes reportedly occurred between April and June of 2012.

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