A Candler County jailer was arrested last week, accused of sexual battery against an inmate.
Candler County Sheriff John Miles said that if Brandon Tyler Daniel had not been a jailer and the female with whom he consorted had not been an inmate, the encounter "would have been consensual." However, Georgia law prohibits sexual contact between a jailer, law enforcement officer or employee of a jail or prison and a person in custody, he said.
The alleged incident took place in the jail.
Daniel, 25, of Metter, had only been employed with the Candler County Jail for a month before Georgia Bureau of Investigation special agents, who were asked to look into the incident, arrested him Feb. 27 on charges of sexual battery against a person in custody, said Capt. Justin Wells.
Miles also ordered an internal investigation after learning of the incident. The arrest was released publicly Monday.
Miles terminated Daniel as immediately after learning of the incident.
Daniel was booked into the Candler County Jail and has since been released on bond, according to jail records.