Detention officer arrested, charged with sexual assault

- A Bleckley County detention officer has been arrested on Monday after an investigation into allegations that he improperly touched a female inmate.

Sheriff Kris Coody said he was notified of the allegation against 62-year-old David Strong on Nov. 17 and contacted the Georgia Bureau of Investigation that same day.

Strong was placed on administrative leave while the investigation was being held.

In a release, the Bleckley County Sheriff's Office said that Strong was terminated on Friday, Dec. 1 after Coody and the GBI officials discussed the case.

The former officer is charged with violation of oath of office by a public official and sexual assault by persons with supervisory or disciplinary authority.

Strong turned himself in and was later released on bond.

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