It took a little bit over a month, but investigators were able to compile enough evidence to bring charges against a dentist who is accused of improper actions while treating patients at the Minnehaha County Jail.
The first complaint came to light on June 9 which necessitated a more thorough look at other patients the suspect had treated. Minnehaha County Sheriff Mike Milstead took immediate action against the dentist to explore the allegation.
Chief Deputy Boyd of the Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office says the process included tracking down patients seen by the dentist since March of 2016.
All five of the victims were either still in custody or recently released from the Minnehaha County Jail. A warrant was issued for the arrest of 37-year old Andrew Heinisch (HI-nish) of Worthington, Minnesota and he turned himself into authorities on Thursday. He has since posted a $10,000 cash bond with a court appearance scheduled for Monday July, 23.
Heinisch faces two counts of sexual contact between a jail employee and an adult detainee, two counts of attempted sexual acts between a jail employee and an adult detainee, two counts of sexual contact without consent with a person capable of consenting and two counts of attempted sexual contact without consent with a person capable of consenting.