(BLOOMFIELD) – A former guard at the Greene County Jail was arrested for sexual misconduct after he admitted to having a sexual relationship with an inmate.
Court documents say 35-year-old Chad Ray, of Switz City, had a sexual relationship with inmate 21-year-old Kyla Sims.
Sims is serving a sentence on possession of meth.
Ray is currently scheduled to appear before Judge Erik Allen in Greene Circuit Court today at 1 p.m. for his initial hearing.
Sheriff Mike Hasler terminated Ray. He had been employed as a jail officer since November of 2018. Due to the pending criminal proceedings, the sheriff’s department declined to comment further on the case.
During interviews, Ray denied having any physical contact or giving any special treatment to Sims.
Sims denied having physical contact with Ray, except for a small hug on one occasion. She said she gave him a hug because they were old friends.
But investigators say recorded phone calls and letters seized by police showing otherwise. The letters contained explicit details about the sexual acts that allegedly occurred between the two
Ray admitted he had an ongoing physical relationship with Sims and had kissed her four times, usually when he was in her cell block on a “watch tour.”
He also admitted he had sexual intercourse with Sims in her cell and admitted Sims had performed oral sex on him, also in her cell.
Ray was released from jail after posing a $1,000 cash bond.