A veteran sheriff’s deputy in Indiana lost his job after he was caught on a security camera kissing and fondling a female inmate, court records show.
Jose Quinones, 58, was fired by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday, hours after he was caught on camera fondling and kissing a female inmate in a holding cell at a processing center at the Marion County Jail, the Indianapolis Star reports.
Quinones, who had been employed by the department since 2008, told supervisors that he had been romantically involved with the woman before he was hired. He later admitted opening the door of a holding cell before kissing the woman and fondling her breasts, according to a preliminary probable cause affidavit obtained by the newspaper.
The inmate, meanwhile, denied to investigators that she had any physical contact with Quinones and his claim that they had known each other outside of the jail. She was also taken to a hospital, where she refused a sexual assault examination, according to the affidavit.
Katie Carlson, a spokeswoman for the sheriff’s office, said Quinones was working an overtime shift while assigned to court security prior to his arrest. He was fired later that day following his arrest on felony charges of sexual misconduct and official misconduct.
An investigation into the allegations is ongoing, WISH reports.