- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 10, 2014

GRETNA, La. (AP) - Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office officials fired a deputy and arrested him after they say he allowed a wanted woman to avoid jail in exchange for sex.

Col. John Fortunato says 38-year-old Brian Martin, of Hammond, was terminated Monday and booked into the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center in Gretna on a charge of malfeasance.

Fortunato says Martin confessed to having sex with the unidentified woman, who reported the encounter to deputies on Saturday.

Fortunato says the woman was wanted for theft.

NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports (https://bit.ly/1yyFY2T) Martin was released on a $5,000 bond Saturday.

It was unclear whether he has an attorney.


Information from: The Times-Picayune, https://www.nola.com

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