Jail deputy arrested for having sex with female inmate

Photo: Weld County Sheriff's Office
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GREELEY, Colo. (KKTV/AP) - A Colorado deputy is accused of having sex with a woman while she was being held in jail.

The Weld County Sheriff's Office says 26-year-old Zachary Cullison was arrested on Friday on suspicion of sexual conduct in a correctional institution.

Cullison is accused of having consensual sex with the inmate in housing unit bathroom out of view of security cameras. The sheriff's office says they were made aware of the allegations Friday.

"People expect to be able to trust law enforcement in every capacity. When a deputy breaks and violates public trust then they should be handled with the full force of the law," Sheriff Steve Reams said in a statement on the sheriff's office Facebook page.

Cullison began working at the jail in August 2016. He's been placed on unpaid leave.