Briefly Noted: Ex-Johnson County Sheriff’s deputy charged with rape

Former Johnson County Sheriff's deputy Chad Edward Jennings, above, has been charged with one count of rape and aggravated sodomy. He was employed by the Johnson County Sheriff's Office at the time of the alleged crime, which took place in May 2020. Image via Johnson County Sheriff's Office.

Former Johnson County Sheriff’s deputy charged with rape

Johnson County prosecutors have charged a former Johnson County Sheriff’s deputy with one count of rape and aggravated sodomy, the Kansas City Star reports.

The charges against Chad Edward Jennings come more than a year after the reported date of the alleged crime.

Jennings was still a sheriff’s deputy when the crime allegedly occurred on May 1, 2020.

Detective Sgt. Jesse Valdez told the Star Jennings’ employment was “terminated for violating, during an internal investigation, professional standards.” Valdez confirmed Jennings’ firing was related to the rape investigation, which was conducted by Olathe Police.

Jennings worked for the sheriff’s department for nearly nine years.

Jennings’ bond was set at $100,000, which he posted and was released Thursday. His first court appearance is scheduled for July 1.

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