MCSO fires jail officer accused of sexual acts with inmate

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Roy Ramey (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office) Roy Ramey (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
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.

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

Sheriff's deputies arrested Ramey in September.

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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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