- Associated Press - Thursday, July 10, 2014

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. (AP) - Authorities have charged correctional officer with sexual assault for allegedly having sexual contact with an inmate at the Lake Region Law Enforcement Center in Devils Lake.

Jonathan Defoe has been charged with one count of sexual assault, a Class C felony.

Ramsey County State’s Attorney Lonnie Olson says Defoe allegedly had sexual contact with a female inmate. Court documents show the incident occurred on July 3.

The maximum penalty for Defoe’s charge is five years.

An attorney for Defoe has not been listed.

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