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Jail deputy pleads guilty to unlawful sexual contact

Posted at 9:21 PM, Jan 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-08 23:21:42-05

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado deputy accused of having sex with a female jail inmate has pleaded guilty.

The Greeley Tribune reports 27-year-old Zachariah Cullison pleaded guilty Tuesday in Weld County District Court to felony unlawful sexual contact in a correctional facility.

According to court records, Cullison was working in a unit of the Weld County Jail that included checking on a female inmate on suicide watch in January 2018.

The inmate later told sheriff's office investigators that Cullison entered the cell and they had sex.

Investigators learned of the encounter about a month later and surveillance footage confirmed the inmate's story.

Cullison has been employed by the Weld County Sheriff's Office since August 2016.

He is scheduled to be sentenced on March 15.