MADISON (WKOW)– A Mount Horeb Police Lieutenant is in the Dane County Jail after he allegedly sexually assaulted a 14-year-old.
Madison police say officer Dennis Jenks knew the victim personally.
Looking into Jenks’ law enforcement background, it started back in 1996. He hopped around to several departments in the area including Blue Mounds and Dodgeville, but eventually landed a job at the Mount Horeb police department in 2000. He was promoted to lieutenant in 2009.
Those lieutenant duties were suspended immediately following his arrest. Madison police arrested Jenks at his home in the 6600 block of Raymond Road in Madison around 9:00 p.m. Wednesday.
Officials say Jenks was taken into custody for repeated acts of sexual assault involving a 14-year-old child. Charges are still pending.
Being that the incident happened in the city of Madison, the Madison Police Department is handling the criminal investigation. The Mount Horeb police chief says they will be doing their own internal investigation as well into Jenks’ conduct as an officer.
PT – They need to fry this corrupt cop