Former Hutchinson police officer, accused ‘serial sexual predator’ arrested
HUTCHINSON, Kan. (KWCH) - The Hutchinson police chief said Wednesday that his department had arrested a serial sexual predator. Chief Jeff Hooper identified the suspect as 51-year-old Todd Allen, a former police officer with the agency.
Chief Hooper said the crimes date back to 2012, and include rape (2 counts), attempted rape (3 counts), kidnapping (2 counts), aggravated indecent liberties with a child (1 count), aggravated sexual battery (7 counts), attempted aggravated sexual battery (2 counts), sexual battery (2 counts) and breach of privacy, eavesdropping (5 counts).
The charges stem from a series of sexual assaults occurring in Hutchinson city parks from October 2012 through November 2018. As well as a series of prowler reports between May 2019 and June 2022. Hooper said Allen’s arrest potentially clears as many as 17 cases.
Hooper took over the Hutchinson Police Department in October of 2018, that is around the same time he said Allen resigned as a police officer. The chief did not have an exact number of years that Allen had been on the force prior to his resignation.
Allen is being held in the Reno County Correctional Facility with his bond set at $250,000.
Anyone with additional information about the cases is asked to call Crime Stoppers of Reno County at 1-800-222-TIPS or Sergeant Jones at Hutchinson Police Department at 620-694-2822.
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