Detention officer arrested for molesting his teen relative

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Detention officer accused of molestation

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

Maricopa County Sheriff's Detention Officer Robert Ramirez was arrested and charged Monday by the Phoenix Police Department for sexual conduct with a minor.

Ramirez's 15-year-old family member reportedly admitted to another relative, who is also a detention officer, that she was molested by the suspect when she was approximately ten years old. The information was passed along to the Phoenix Police Department who say that Ramirez admitted to the charge after submitting to and failing a polygraph examination.

Ramirez worked for the Sheriff's Office as a detention officer since November of 2005 and was assigned to the Lower Buckeye Jail. Subsequent to his arrest the officer has been placed on administrative leave pending further determination of his employment.