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2 men charged with kidnapping, raping Kansas sheriff’s deputy

JOHNSON COUNTY, Kan. -- Two men accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a sheriff's deputy late Friday night in Johnson County, Kan., have been charged, prosecutors announced Tuesday.

William Luth and Brady Newman-Caddell face charges of aggravated kidnapping, two counts of rape each and aggravated sodomy in connection to the case.

William Luth, and Brady Newman-Caddell are suspected in the kidnapping and rape of a Johnson County sheriff's deputy.

William Luth, and Brady Newman-Caddell are suspected in the kidnapping and rape of a Johnson County sheriff's deputy.

Luth, 24, is from Blue Springs, Mo.; Newman-Caddell, 21, is from Independence, Kan. According to records, Luth is married and a car matching the description of the suspects' is registered to Luth's wife.

Luth and Newman-Caddell  are being held in Jackson County, Mo.

A tip led detectives to Luth and Newman-Caddell. The sheriff's office also said they have located the vehicle they believed was used in the incident.

Authorities say the kidnappers followed the victim, a Johnson County sheriff's deputy who had worked at the department for about six months, from a QuikTrip market to the central booking facility where the abduction allegedly occurred about 11:30 p.m.

Investigators said the suspects finally released her around 1:15 a.m. , instructing her to keep her head covered while they sped away.

She then walked north until reaching the Jackson County Sheriff's Office in Lee's Summit where she got help.

Capt. Brian Hill revealed Monday that the office submitted biological evidence to DNA database CODIS that returned two separate male DNA profiles, though IDs hadn't been established yet.

There's no evidence the men knew the victim before the attack, but there was likely planning involved.

"I do believe there was some planning premeditation for lack of a better word on carrying out this horrific act," said Hill, lead investigator in the Johnson County Sheriff's Office.

On Tuesday, Sheriff Frank Denning was asked about the victim.

"She has been able to help with the investigation. She has a lot of support from family. She has a lot of support here from the sheriff's office. There are many who have been in touch with her. And all things considered, she's doing OK," Denning said.

No further details have been released. Prosecutors have requested bond be set at $1 million.

Both suspects waived extradition and will be taken to Johnson County from the Jackson County Detention Center where they were held on Tuesday.