Western Nebraska sheriff’s deputy accused of child abuse

June 13, 2018

RUSHVILLE, Neb. (AP) — Officials say a western Nebraska sheriff’s deputy has been arrested after being accused of physically abusing a child.

The Nebraska State Patrol says in a news release Wednesday that Sheridan County Sheriff’s Deputy Chris Henry has been arrested on suspicion of child abuse and strangulation, stemming from an incident that happened Tuesday. The patrol did not give details on the incident.

Officials say the child was taken to an area hospital and appears to be in good health.

Henry was booked into the Dawes County Jail in Chadron.

A message left Wednesday for Sheridan County Sheriff Terry Robbins seeking comment on Henry’s employment status was not immediately returned.

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