Kansas Authorities Investigating Alleged Sexual Assault On Swim Team Bus

A Kansas high school swim team is facing its second allegation of sexual assault in a two-week span, according to KSN.com.

The Great Bend High School swim team was on a bus trip home after a swim meet earlier this month when a 15-year-old was allegedly sexually assaulted, KSN reports.

KSN reports that the first alleged assault happened shortly after 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 3rd, after the team bus got back on the road following a stop at a Wendy’s restaurant.

The Saline County Sheriff’s Office was handling the investigation, though there was some confusion on jurisdiction, as it was unclear which county the assault allegedly happened in. A later KSN report says the sheriff’s office discovered that the first alleged assault occurred in nearby Barton County as the team bus drove home from Salina South High School.

That same report says the second incident allegedly happened a few days later, on February 6th as the team was on its way home from another meet, this one against Manhattan, Kansas. That incident occurred in Ellsworth County.

Meanwhile the Salina Post reports that the investigation into the Ellsworth County incident is taking longer than expected, in part because of the time required to interview everyone present on the bus and piece together the sometimes-conflicting stories.

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Jared Anderson swam for nearly twenty years. Then, Jared Anderson stopped swimming and started writing about swimming. He's not sick of swimming yet. Swimming might be sick of him, though. Jared was a YMCA and high school swimmer in northern Minnesota, and spent his college years swimming breaststroke and occasionally pretending …

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