A former Jessamine County jail employee was indicted on three felony charges related to having sex with an inmate while she worked there.
Jaime Sisson, 47, pleaded not guilty when she was arraigned Friday on two counts of third-degree sodomy and one count of third-degree rape.
The offenses occurred with an inmate in the jail between Nov. 1, 2015, and July 31, 2016, according to the indictment.
Sisson, a 10-year employee who rose to the rank of lieutenant, was fired in April, and the jail conducted an internal investigation, Jailer Jon Sallee said. Chief Deputy Dru Parsons of the jail is listed as the witness who presented evidence to the Jessamine County grand jury.
“Our deputies take an oath to protect and serve the citizens of our county, and I hold each of them to a higher standard for that reason,” Sallee said in a written statement. “When an accusation is made against one of my deputies, I will always have the allegation investigated, and if we find evidence to substantiate those allegations, we will prosecute to the fullest extent of the law.”
Each charge is a class D felony punishable by one to five years in prison.
Circuit Judge Hunter Daugherty scheduled a status hearing for July 28.