UPDATE: Friday, August 31, 2012
A Sedgwick County jail deputy accused of sexually assaulting inmates has been released on bond.
Jail records indicate David Kendall left the Sedgwick County Detention Center Friday afternoon.
Kendall faces 12 counts of various charges, including aggravated criminal sodomy, sexual battery and criminal solicitation. Prosecutors said he sexually assaulted at least six inmates from April 1 to the middle of June.
During a bond hearing in district court Thursday, a Sedgwick County judge agreed to a defense motion requesting a modified bond.
Kendall is ordered to wear a GPS tracking device. He will return to court Sept. 6 for a preliminary hearing.
Thursday, August 30, 2012
A jail deputy charged with sexually assaulting inmates has posted bond after a Sedgwick County judge granted a bond modifications.
David Kendall is charged with 11 counts of criminal sex acts including aggravated criminal sodomy, sexual battery and criminal solicitation. According to court documents, the criminal acts involved six victims dating back to April 1.
He has been behind bars on $500,000 bond. But in court Thursday, Charlie O'Hara, defense attorney, asked that Kendall be allowed to post $350,000 surety and $150,000 personal bond. The state accepted the defense motion, acknowledging problems for defense attorneys to meet with Kendall because of his incarceration.
A judge granted the defense motion. Kendall is expected to be released directly to pretrial services Friday. He is ordered to wear a GPS tracking device until his preliminary hearing begins.
A preliminary hearing date has not yet been set.
Kendall has posted bond once before. He was released on $100,000 bond in July, but was rearrested a few days later after prosecutors filed more charges against him.