A Rankin County jailer is arrested for having sexual contact with an inmate.
Sheriff Ronnie Pennington identified the jailer as 29-year-old Benjamin Reed of Brandon.
Reed had been with the department for two and a half years.
Reed is now free on $1,500 bond.
Pennington said the inmate is a woman in her 20s who is serving time on a drug charge.
Sheriff Pennington said such actions cannot be tolerated by law enforcement, and that all are trained never to touch an inmate.
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