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Former Kimball man cited on 5 counts of child abuse

Sinks allegedly told children to drink from puddle


Timothy Sinks, 23, formerly of Kimball, was issued a court citation on Aug. 4 based on a recent Department of Health and Human Services intake evaluation.

Sinks is cited with five counts of child abuse, stemming from allegations made on July 6 of this year. While working at the Kimball Childcare Center that day, he allegedly told five children “that if they wanted to go outside, they would have to drink from a puddle,” according to Kimball Police Chief Darren Huff.

“This all spawned from a DHHS intake, and there was enough probable cause that he was issued a citation, but it was not a...

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