- Associated Press - Thursday, January 19, 2017

PHOENIX (AP) - A Maricopa County Sheriff’s detention officer accused of engaging in sexual acts with a female jail inmate last year has been fired by the department.

Sheriff’s officials on Thursday announced the firing of Roy Eugene Ramey III.

They say Ramey was indicted by a state grand jury last month on four felony counts of unlawful sexual conduct.

The sexual acts allegedly occurred at the county’s Estrella Jail last June and July.

Sheriff’s deputies arrested Ramey in September.

He was placed on administrative leave pending review of the case.

Ramey joined the sheriff’s office in 2013 and was assigned to the Estrella Jail.

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