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Shelby County Sheriff Indicted On Sex Charge

September 21, 2011

WAPAKONETA — Shelby County's sheriff was arrested today on a sex charge.

In a news release issued to The Evening Leader, Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon said Shelby County Sheriff Dean A. Kimpel, 57, was arrested at 8:19 a.m. today on an indictment handed down by a grand jury. Kimpel was indicted on one count of sexual battery, a third-degree felony.

According to online court records, Kimpel was ordered held on a $100,000 bond with a 10 percent cash provision. Kimpel posted the $10,000 cash to secure his release. Online documents also indicate the alleged offense took place July 24, 2010. If convicted, Kimpel faces a maximum of five years in prison and would be subject to a sex offender status hearing.

Solomon said he is not releasing any further details of the investigation. The Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation handled the investigation.

Read more in Thursday's edition of The Evening Leader.

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