Kansas jail employee is charged with sexual battery

A jail employee in Linn County, Kan., was arrested Thursday by agents of the Kansas Bureau of Investigation on a charge of sexual battery.

The Linn County Attorney’s Office had requested assistance from the KBI to investigate the case earlier this summer. A warrant was issued for the employee’s arrest on a misdemeanor charge of sexual battery.

The charge stems from an alleged incident on July 25, 2017, according to the KBI.

The employee was arrested at the Linn County Sheriff’s Office in Mound City and booked into the county jail.

The sheriff’s office referred questions to the KBI.

Linn County is about a one-hour drive south of the Kansas City area.