Note: The following story has been updated throughout based on documents filed with the District Court of Garfield County, Oklahoma.
GARFIELD COUNTY, Okla. (KSNW) — An officer with the Wichita Police Department has been formally charged in Garfield County, Oklahoma, with one count of sexual abuse of a child under 12 and one count of lewd molestation. The officer is identified as Brock England.
KSN News learned of the arrest on Monday but withheld releasing the officer’s name until KSN confirmed the charges.
On Monday, Wichita police said that command staff learned that England, who was off duty at the time, was arrested by the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office and booked into the Sedgwick County Jail stemming from the investigation in Oklahoma.
The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is investigating the case.
According to police, England has been employed by WPD for seven years and was assigned to the field services division. England is placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of both the criminal and internal investigation.
KSN News has obtained the probable cause affidavit and learned from the Wichita Police Department on Tuesday that England was put on administrative leave in October of 2022.
The affidavit says the OSBI received a “request for investigative assistance” from the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office in Oklahoma on October 7, 2022. The allegations were that England had molested several girls in a rural area in Oklahoma.
The affidavit says the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office was also investigating allegations in Wichita. On Oct. 3, the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office was notified of possible sexual assault allegations involving a 13-year-old victim. This prompted interviews with several victims at the Sedgwick County Child Advocacy Center. The victims said England had sexually abused them.
One of the sexual assaults, according to the affidavit, happened while England was in the Wichita Police Department academy.
England, who was with the Wichita Police Department from 2014 to 2019, left WPD to work for the Enid Police Department Oklahoma. He was interviewed by the OSBI via Zoom with his attorney. The affidavit says he was only in Enid for four months before he went back to the WPD in Dec. 2019.
England denied the sexual abuse, the filing says.