Fairfax sheriff's deputy arrested for sex with prisoner
A Fairfax County deputy sheriff, assigned to guard a prisoner at Inova Fairfax Hospital, allegedly got too close to his captive and had sex with her earlier this month, Fairfax County police said.
The deputy was arrested Monday and charged with carnal knowledge of an inmate.
Police said the sheriff's office had taken the prisoner to the hospital for treatment and deputies guarded her throughout her stay. On the night of March 8 into the early morning of March 9, the guarding turned sexually intimate, police said.
The prisoner later reported the episode to the sheriff's office, Sheriff Stan G. Barry said.
The case was turned over to the Fairfax police. On Monday, they obtained a warrant for Deputy James L. Heinz, 36, and Heinz was arrested. He had been a deputy assigned to the jail for two years, Barry said.
"Obviously, this is abhorrent behavior," the sheriff said. "We're glad we were able to detect it, and we had the police department investigate it." He said Heinz would be fired.
-- Tom Jackman
March 24, 2010; 3:12 PM ET
Categories: Fairfax , Sex Crimes , Tom Jackman
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