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Former Russell County Detention Officer Arrested

Frank Alexander 1-3-19Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) agents arrested a former detention officer of the Russell County Jail on Thursday.

On October 24, 2018, the Russell County Sheriff requested the KBI investigate allegations made against an employee of the jail for reportedly having sex with inmates.

The detention officer, 42-year-old Frank D. Alexander of Russell, was then fired on November 8.

The KBI presented case findings to the County Attorney on November 30.

Alexander was arrested January 3 at approximately 2:30 PM for two counts of unlawful sexual relations. The arrest occurred without incident at 1105 North Fossil Street in Russell.

Following his arrest, Alexander was booked into the Russell County Jail, and was then transferred to a nearby jail. He also had his first appearance Thursday.

(Information courtesy KBI. Photo courtesy Russell County Sheriff's Office.)

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