Trial begins for former deputy accused of child sex crimes

Published On: Aug 20 2014 03:48:52 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 20 2014 03:49:09 PM CDT
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Opening arguments are underway in the trial of a former Dickinson County sheriff's deputy accused of sexually molesting a child.

John Harwood faces one count of aggravated criminal sodomy for allegedly having oral sex with a child younger than 14 on May 10, 2012. The Salina Journal reports his trial in Dickinson County District Court is expected to last about a week.

Harwood is no longer employed by the sheriff's office.