CO Sheriff Jailed On Charge of Sexually Assaulting Suspect

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A judge set a $250,000 bond for Sedgwick County, Co., Sheriff Tom Hanna after he was arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a “developmentally delayed” woman in his home while he was supposed to be transporting her to jail, reports the Denver Post. According to an arrest affidavit, the female inmate said the sheriff took her to his home and asked her if she wanted to make $60, saying, “I just want sex.” Hanna, 43, appeared in court yesterday wearing orange jail clothing and ankle and wrist chains.

A judge assigned District Attorney George Brauchler of the 18th Judicial District as special prosecutor in the case after the local prosecutor, Brittny Lewton, requested it because her office often had worked with the sheriff.

“To say that this was awkward or uncomfortable would certainly be an understatement,” Lewton said. Hanna was arrested Tuesday at his office while dressed in “full duty gear” and surrendered peacefully. Hanna said he is in the middle of a divorce and has two foster children with his soon-to-be ex-wife.

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