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Officer arrested in child sex assault case released

Published On: Feb 15 2013 02:11:57 PM CST   Updated On: Feb 15 2013 03:48:37 PM CST
Dennis P. Jenks
MADISON, Wis. -

A Mount Horeb police officer arrested on suspicion of sexual assault of a child in Madison was released on a signature bond following his initial appearance in Dane County Court Friday.

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.

Jenks is subject to bail monitoring and was ordered to have no contact with the victim.

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

No criminal complaint has been filed.

Prosecutors said Jenks reported concerns about the boy’s age.

Jenks is on unpaid suspension, according to the Mount Horeb police chief.

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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