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KCKPD officer charged with indecent liberties with a child

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Posted at 12:26 PM, Jun 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-10 17:21:24-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Wyandotte County District Attorney announced charges against a Kansas City, Kansas, police officer, Wednesday.

Nicholas Schafer, 36, has been charged with aggravated indecent liberties with a child younger than 14, a felony.

Records show Schafer is in custody at the Wyandotte County Detention Center with a $250,000 bond.

Schafer was an officer on KCKPD’s community policing unit, according to documents.

Schafer had been employed with the department for more than a decade, according to Wyandotte County District Attorney Mark Dupree.

Dupree also said the alleged acts were not committed while Schafer was on duty.

Interim Police Chief Michael York released the following statement:

“The Kansas City, Kansas Police Department was made aware of an incident involving one of our police officers. The allegations were immediately forwarded to the KCKPD Internal Affairs Division for investigation. As a result of that investigation, the Wyandotte County District Attorney’s Office has filed charges against that officer. The officer has been placed on un-paid administrative leave. As Chief of Police, I hold myself and my employees to the highest standards. All complaints against members of our Department are investigated thoroughly. Complaints about police conduct can be made by calling the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department at 911 or 913-596-3000; or directly to the Internal Affairs Hotline at 913-573- 6373.”