Dothan City Jail Employee Arrested for Sex with Inmate

A detention officer at the Dothan City Jail found himself behind bars.

Police Chief John Powell says 35 year old Dexter Parks had sexual contact with an inmate while on duty.

Alabama law prohibits corrections officers from abusing their authority over prisoners.

Bond in the case has been set at 150,000 dollars.

Parks had been employed at the jail for just over a year.

He's been placed on administrative leave while the investigation continues.

Chief Powell says more charges could be filed.