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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