Man sues Crawford County Kansas Sheriff, Court Clerk for $1 million
Is turnabout fair play?
65-year-old Kirk William Owen of Grove is being held without bail in the Beaver County, Oklahoma jail on an application to revoke a suspended sentence.
Police say they took him into custody in Miami following a protective court hearing where he allegedly sought to have a relationship with a child.
Now, Owen has filed a civil lawsuit against Crawford County Sheriff Danny Smith and Crawford County Court Clerk Lisa Lusker seeking $1 million in damages.
He claims his “good reputation” was destroyed after a social media site talked about his actions. A posting by Smith was shared over 4,000 times.
Owen pleaded guilty in 2002 to two charges of lewd molestation and received a 20-year suspended sentence and was fined $2,500.
He reportedly completed probation in 2006.