Florida jail guard accused of sexual misconduct with inmate

Posted at 8:00 AM, Dec 12, 2018

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida jail guard traded snacks and cigarettes for sexual favors from a female inmate.

A Volusia County Sheriff's Office news release says 31-year-old Christopher Harvey was arrested Tuesday and charged with sexual misconduct between a detention facility employee and an inmate.

Detectives say they began investigating in October following a request from the county jail's internal affairs division.

Officials say Harvey received oral sex from the inmate in a laundry room while he was supervising an overnight laundry detail. The incident was reportedly witnessed by another inmate.

Harvey is free on $5,000 bond. Jail records didn't list an attorney.