(SEDGWICK COUNTY, Kan.)—More inmates take the stand to describe what they say a Sedgwick County Detention Deputy did to them in jail.
David Kendall is accused of rape and other sex crimes involving accusations from six different inmates.
This hearing will determine if there is enough evidence to send Kendall to trial on all counts.
Two inmates took the stand Tuesday. Both say Kendall told them he would give them things in exchange for sex acts.
But Kendall's attorneys asked one inmate why he made different statements to detectives
That same inmate was also questioned about conversations he had with another alleged victim of Kendall.
"He told you about plan he had, to fake the rape, is that correct?" Kendall's Attorney Charlie O'Hara asked.
The inmate says he didn't know about any plan, but he did know the other alleged victim had already done things with kendall before reporting he was raped based on talks the two inmates had had.
Of the six inmates who have testified in Kendall's preliminary hearing, two say they were raped, one says kendall kissed him. The three others say they were approached about sex acts.
Kendall's attorneys tell me they plan to call several more inmates to the stand Wednesday for their defense. It's their theory that many of the inmates planned to accuse Kendall of crimes in hopes of getting shorter jail sentences and monetary damages.
Five of the six inmates have hired personal attorneys and plan to file a civil lawsuit against Sedgwick County for what allegedly happened to them in jail. Combined they are seeking at least $23 million in damages.