Derick Chandler

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Service Record

Sedgwick County Kansas Sheriff's Office

Rank Deputy
Dates of Service January 29, 2018 - August 26, 2019.[1]
Salary $36,737 (2019)[2]
Last Known Status Separated

Incident Reports

2013 Child Abuse

This incident occurred before Chandler was employed by the Sedgwick County Kansas Sheriff's Office.

Response Timeline

In July 2013, Chandler was charged with felony child abuse and aggravated battery after bruises were found on his stepson's buttocks.[3][4]

In November 2013, the charges were dismissed when "alternative explanations" for the bruises were found.[4]

2019 Solicitation of a Child

Derick Chandler booking photo
Derick Chandler

From May to July of 2019, Chandler provided a 13-year-old girl with a cell phone and a social media account where he coerced the teen to send him nude photos. Chandler sent the girl nude photos of himself.[5][6]

In August 2019, the Wellington Kansas Police Department opened an investigation into Chandler for sex crimes against the girl.[6]

Chandler fled to Dallas, Texas and then to Istanbul, Turkey.[6]

Response Timeline

Chandler was suspended without pay after failing to report to work.[5]

In April 2020, Chandler was charged with five felony counts of electronic solicitation of a child. Chandler faces 12-54 years in prison on each count.[5]

In March 2021, Chandler was arrested in Budapest, Hungary.[4]

Chandler pleaded guilty to two felony counts of electronic solicitation of a child. [6]

On April 5, 2023, Chandler was sentenced to 27.5 years in prison.[4]

On May 8, 2023, the Kansas Commission on Peace Officers' Standards and Training (POST) revoked Chandler's law enforcement certification for committing a felony and a lack of good moral character.[1]

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