BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - The Brevard County Sheriff's Office says it has fired one of its corrections officers after he was arrested on a charge of sexual misconduct. Former Corrections Deputy Barre Taylor was taken into custody on Wednesday and booked into the Brevard County Jail under a $5000.00 bond.
A spokesman with the Sheriff's Office says they initiated a criminal investigation following allegations of sexual misconduct between Taylor and a female inmate. "The information was provided to a Jail Complex supervisor advising that Taylor, a five year employee, and the inmate, were engaging in sexual activities while she was incarcerated in the Brevard County Jail and under the watch of Taylor," said Corporal Dave Jacobs with the Sheriff's Office.
Jacob said agents corroborated the allegations and determined that Taylor had engaged in an inappropriate relationship with the inmate on two occasions over the past several weeks.
"I can't tell you how much this angers me," said Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey. "As you all know, the men and women of this agency work hard everyday to protect our citizens, to protect our professionalism, and something like this just serves to take that away."
Taylor was immediately relieved of his duties and placed on leave without pay on Tuesday and was terminated at the time of his arrest.