Winfield school employee charged with child sex crime

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Brenden Jantzen (Cowley County Jail) Brenden Jantzen (Cowley County Jail)

Police say a 21-year-old Winfield High School employee has been arrested and charged with a child sex crime. 

Brenden Jantzen was arrested over the weekend and charged Wednesday with one count of indecent liberties with a child, a girl under the age of 16.

Winfield police said in a news release that a juvenile and a parent went to the department Sunday to report alleged incidents involving Jantzen. NewsCow reports Jantzen remained in custody Thursday.

According to the CourierTraveler, Jantzen is a custodian and also works in the in-school suspension program. He started working at the high school at the beginning of August. 

The status of his employment will be up to the school board. 

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