Friday afternoon, the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Department turned over its investigation involving David Kendall to the District Attorney. The DA will now decide whether to charge the 21-year-old with sex crimes against inmates.
Kendall is accused of raping two inmates. He bonded out of jail Thursday. He was being held on a $100,000 bond.
Kendall was arrested on two counts of aggravated criminal sodomy, two counts of unlawful sexual relations, two counts of mistreatment of a confined person, and one count of sexual battery.
The FBI also opened its own civil rights investigation into the allegations.
FBI spokesperson Bridget Patton says the agency has been monitoring the investigation and helping with interviews. But she says they've now determined there's enough evidence to pursue its own investigation into the accusations. She could not comment further, since it is now an active FBI investigation.
Earlier this week, the FBI stated the reasons it would get involved include violation of an inmate's civil rights and complaints involving color of law abuses. Color of Law abuses include allegations of when law enforcement officials or others in authority take advantage and deprive or conspire to deprive a person of a right protected by the Constitution or U.S. law.
Kendall has not been officially charged. Segwick County Sheriff Bob Hinshaw says the investigation cocontinues, but there was enough probable cause to arrest Kendall. He says the information will be turned over to the District Attorney, who will decide.
The inmate's attorney Mark Schoenhofer says he's happy the FBI is now conducting a separate investigation. He says its good th have an outside agency involved, and he's very interested in finding out the results of the FBI's investigation.