Johnson County deputy kidnapped and sexually assaulted; authorities looking for vehicle

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OLATHE, KS (KCTV) – The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in finding a car that was used in the kidnapping and sexual assault a deputy on Friday night.

At around 11:30 p.m., the car was seen in the area of 101 N. Kansas Ave. in Olathe, in a parking lot adjacent to the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office Adult Detention Center.

The off-duty deputy had just parked her car and was walking to work from the parking lot to the Central Booking building. Then, a white man in the car forced the deputy into the car against her will.

The sheriff believes two men were involved in the kidnapping, and the deputy did not know either of the men in the car.

Cameras at a QuikTrip just down the road caught the car on surveillance just a few minutes earlier, so the sheriff believes the car tailed her to work.

The deputy was sexually assaulted, and she escaped from the car around 1:30 a.m. on Saturday in Lee’s Summit around Interstate 470 and NE Woods Chapel Road.

The car is described as a newer model Mazda four-door or a similarly styled car of a different make and model. It was dark blue in color and appeared to have both front and rear license plates. It is not known what state the license plates are or what the license plates’ number is.

If you have any information regarding the vehicle and/or the suspect, please contact the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office at 913-522-0231 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS.

The deputy was released from the hospital on Saturday.