by Michael Schwanke
KWCH 12 Eyewitness News
9:24 PM CDT, July 30, 2012
(SEDGWICK COUNTY, Kan.)
Attorneys for alleged victims of jail abuse at the Sedgwick County Detention Center are asking for monetary damages in the amount of $20 million.
FactFinder 12 filed an Kansas Open Records Request last week for the official copy of the "Notice of Claim" filed with the Sedgwick County Clerk's Office. There are two separate claims relating to deputy David E. Kendall, both dated July 24, 2012, and both asking for $10 million in damages.
Kendall is accused in criminal court of sexually abusing inmates. The civil suits name Sheriff Robert Hinshaw and claim he was negligent for failing to properly educate, train and supervise Deputy Kendall.
Attorney Mark Schoenhofer tells Eyewitness News there will be other suits filed. The county has 120 days to respond. A Sedgwick County spokesperson says the county does not have a comment at this time.
Some of the details of the alleged acts and names of victims were redacted by the Sedgwick County Clerk's Office.
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