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Mount Horeb police officer arrested in child sex assault case

Published On: Feb 14 2013 02:32:24 PM CST   Updated On: Feb 14 2013 08:56:52 PM CST
Dennis P. Jenks
MADISON, Wis. -

A Mount Horeb police officer has been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault of a child in Madison.

Madison police said they arrested Dennis P. Jenks, 44, at his home in the 6600 block Raymond Road on Madison's far west side about 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Madison police said Jenks is suspected of repeated acts of sexual assault.

The victim is a 14-year-old child who knows the suspect, according to a Madison Police Department incident report.

The Mount Horeb Police Department said in a news release Thursday that Jenks has been suspended from duty because of the Madison Police Department's investigation.

Jenks is a lieutenant in the Mount Horeb Police Department, and he has been employed with the department since 2000.

The Mount Horeb Police Department said it is conducting an internal investigation.

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