Deputy charged with inappropriate contact
Sheriff Jeff Easter says the deputy was charged with seven counts of unlawful sexual relations with an inmate and one count of making false information. He was arrested Thursday and bonded out of jail.
The deputy worked for the sheriff’s office for 14 years before resigning in February as an investigation was being conducted. The alleged incidents occurred between October 2012 and March 2013 and an investigation began after the inmates reported the encounters.
Easter says no sexual intercourse was involved in the incidents.