Charges filed against Johnson Co. deputy

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OLATHE, Kan. - Criminal charges were filed Wednesday against a Johnson County Sheriff’s deputy.

Johnson County prosecutors said Erin Bradley Rogers, 45, faces aggravated battery, aggravated assault, child endangerment and battery charges. The sheriff's office said Rogers has been with the force for more than 10 years.

A criminal complaint said the alleged incidents occurred between October 2010 and December 2012.  It involved victims ages 9, 10, and 14.

It isn't clear who these victims are, but the complaint said in one instance, Rogers used a knife against one of them.

Neighbors told FOX 4, Rogers lived at a Gardner, Kan., home, but appears to have moved out about a month or so ago.  That's around the same time the investigation started in late January, according to the sheriff's office.

A woman at the home said she knew Rogers, but would not comment any further, closing the door on FOX 4.

Neighbors said Rogers has three or four kids, all under the age of 18.

Contrary to picture the charges paint, all of the neighbors Fox 4 spoke with said Rogers is a very nice guy.  Neighbors did not want to appear on camera, but one said she was shocked.

"Really surprised because he's a very nice person, you know, very friendly talked a little bit when we see each other in passing," the neighbor said.

The sheriff's office spokesperson, Tom Erickson, said the incidents occurred while Rogers was off duty and did not involve any members of the public.

Erickson said Rogers was placed on administrative leave, and a criminal investigation was initiated as well as a Professional Standards inquiry.  He said Rogers is still listed as on administrative leave.

Rogers is being held at the Johnson County Detention Center in Olathe on a $25,000 bond.

His arraignment is scheduled for Thursday at 1:30 p.m.

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