Coconino County jail officer accused of sexual misconduct

FLAGSTAFF, AZ - A Coconino County detention officer is in custody for allegedly having sexual conduct with a female inmate in the jail.

County Sheriff's officials say the 50-year-old male suspect from Flagstaff is being held on suspicion of one count of unlawful sexual conduct in a correctional facility.

They say officer has been employed by the jail for five years. He's been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

It was unclear Wednesday if the suspect has a lawyer yet.

Sheriff's officials say the inmate told staff at the jail that the detention officer was engaging in inappropriate conduct of a sexual nature with her.

They have requested Flagstaff police to conduct the investigation.

ABC15 is not identifying the suspect as he has not been formally charged.

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