Jail guard arrested for sexual assault on female inmate

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Allegedly fondled inmate in elevator

MARICOPA COUNTY -- The following is a press release from the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office:

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio says a detention officer employed by the office for five years, was booked today (Tuesday) on charges of sexual assault and kidnapping and immediately placed on administrative leave with pay.

Clayton Darnell Buycks, 28, allegedly fondled a female inmate in the elevator of the East Courthouse in downtown Phoenix late last month while she was being transported to court to face drug charges.

The inmate was apparently handcuffed at the time of the assault resulting in the kidnapping charge.