An Arizona Department of Corrections Officer has been arrested after being accused of having sexual relations with an incarcerated inmate.
20-year-old Buckeye resident Jose Mario Figueroa, worked at the Arizona State Prison Complex – Perryville in Goodyear as a corrections officer. On Tuesday, prison officials were notified of an alleged incident involving Figueroa and an inmate.
According to court documents, Figueroa allegedly had sex with an inmate inside a control room at the prison on September 20th. The inmate provided investigators with evidence verifying the allegations.
After an investigation, Figueroa admitted to having sex with the female inmate at the prison complex. He was arrested and booked into jail on a charge of unlawful sexual conduct at a correctional facility.