Department History

On August 25, 1979, in the Reno County Detention Center, a 13-year-old boy was beaten and forced to commit acts of sodomy by three older juvenile boys. Two of the older youths were tried as adults and the other was dealt with under the juvenile code.

Each of the two older youth received a sentence of not less than five years nor more than life, and probation was not granted. All involved were under 18 years old. The impact on the victim and the offenders was devastating.