A former Lincoln County deputy jailer has been indicted on a rape charge for allegedly having sex with a female inmate.
Scott Roberts of Waynesburg, who resigned from the jail in late November, was indicted last week on a charge of third-degree rape, according to a news release from Lincoln County Jailer David Gooch.
The sexual encounters allegedly happened in October and November, the news release said.
Roberts is the third person to be charged as a result of an internal investigation that began in March.
In March, former Deputy Jailer Justin Pearson was charged with first-degree promoting contraband.
Earlier in May, former Deputy Jailer Gabriel Owens was charged with second-degree promoting contraband.
Gooch said the in the news release that the internal investigation into staff misconduct is nearing an end, and there could be more arrests.