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Lawsuit says sheriff’s deputy was forced out of job after reporting sexual assualt

A former Kansas sheriff’s deputy alleges in a lawsuit that she was forced out of her job after reporting that a fellow deputy had sexually assaulted her.

The Kansas City Star reports that the lawsuit was filed Monday in federal court.  The suit says the Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office fostered a culture of sexual harassment throughout the plaintiff’s employment  It also says that after a two-month suspension, her abuser returned to work with no further disciplinary measures.

The sheriff’s office declined to comment on the suit because the office has not been officially served with the documents.

The Star generally does not name victims of sexual assault without their permission.  The Star has not named the deputy accused of sexual assault because the paper had not reached him individually for comment as of Tuesday.

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