Former Sedgwick County deputy going to prison for misconduct, sexual relations with inmates
WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) - Former Sedgwick County Detention Deputy Dustin Burnett has been sentenced to just over five and a half years in prison for official misconduct and unlawful sexual relations with inmates that happened in July of 2022.
Last month Burnett was found guilty of official misconduct and unlawful sexual relations with inmates that happened in July of 2022.
The 22-year-old from Maize was sentenced to 68 months in prison.
On February 10, Burnett made an Alford plea to three charges of unlawful sexual relations with two women inmates and official misconduct in the jail. An Alford plea is a guilty plea in which a defendant does not admit guilt but admits the prosecution’s evidence is sufficient to result in a finding of guilt.
Burnett was fired after he was accused of ignoring inmates' plans to riot and attack deputies. As part of the plan, inmates were able to smuggle marijuana, cell phones and weapons into the pod where Burnett worked.
After his arrest, two inmates accused Burnett of inappropriate sexual contact.
Burnett worked as a detention deputy from January to July in 2022.