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Sedgwick County

Sedgwick County Sheriff Jeff Easter is asking state lawmakers to consider adding regional mental health facilities to improve access to treatment and speed up the evaluation process.

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The woman accused of murdering a Wichita mother and kidnapping her newborn baby has been extradited to Sedgwick County. Yesenia Sesmas, 34, was released from the Dallas County Sheriff's office early Wednesday morning and booked into the Sedgwick County Jail later the same day.

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A corporal in the Sedgwick County Jail has been arrested for allegedly having a sexual relationship with an inmate. According to Sedgwick County Sheriff Jeff Easter, the alleged incidents took place at the jail where the victim was in custody.

The corporal, who officials say is no longer employed by the sheriff’s office, is accused of having sexual contact with a female inmate on three occasions. The first incident came to light on March 25 and is reported to have happened in early January.

Sheriff's Deputies Arrested

Jul 30, 2013

Two Kansas sheriff's deputies have been arrested on suspicion of stealing taxpayer money.

Sedgwick County Inmates Seek $20 Million

Jul 31, 2012

Inmates in the Sedgwick County jail who allege they were sexually assaulted by a deputy are seeking $20 million from the county.

Attorneys for the inmates filed two notices of claims with the county commissioners.

Prosecutors allege that six inmates were assaulted by a jail deputy, 21-year-old David Kendall, who resigned in late June. Kendall faces 12 charges, including aggravated criminal sodomy and misdemeanor sexual battery.

It wasn’t clear how many inmates are included in the claims because the county redacted the names from the notices.