Barton County Sheriff's Office employee arrested for rape

GREAT BEND, Kan. The Barton County Sheriff's Office says the Kansas Bureau of Investigation Wednesday morning arrested a civilian employee with the sheriff's office for one count of rape.

The sheriff's office says the arresting charge is connected with an incident that happened on June 7.

Sixty-four-year-old Jimmy L. Hapes, of Great Bend, is a civil process server for the Barton County Sheriff's Office. The sheriff's office says he was placed on administrative leave following the accusation.

"The KBI initiated the investigation on June 24 when the Great Bend Police Department requested KBI assistance after the rape was reported to them," The Barton County Sheriff's Office says. "The Barton County Attorney is expected to prosecute the case."