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Corrections Officer Charged with Sex with Inmate

Mayville, NY (WBEN) We've learned a Chautauqua County corrections officer has been charged with 3rd degree sexual act.

Sheriff Joe Gerace says Jeffrey Swan has been indicted by a county grand jury for having sex with a female inmate in INS custody. "It came to our attention he was involved with a female inmate sexually, and was immediately suspended without pay, arrested, and will face charges in the near future," says Chautauqua County Sheriff Joe Gerace. "We received a complaint and our deputies investigated the complaint and he was charged after the grand jury indicted Mr. Swan."

Gerace would not go into details about the case because it is under investigation, but did say under New York law, an inmate cannot give consent for sex, like a minor or someone with incapacitation.

Swan resigned from his job. "It makes me extremely angry," says Gerace. "I don't want this to reflect negatively on the men and women who work so hard in the correctional facility. It's something we don't accept and we deal very strictly with."

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