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Ferguson jailer accused of sexual contact with prisoner

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Courtesy the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

CLAYTON, MO (KTVI) – A Ferguson city correctional officer is charged with having sexual contact with a prisoner.

Court documents accuse 29-year-old Jaris Hayden of having sex with a pregnant woman in exchange for allowing her to escape.

The alleged incident happened in October 2013 and he was arrested last Wednesday.

Our partners at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch report the arrest followed the filing of a federal civil rights lawsuit by the victim.

The woman’s name has not been released. Ferguson city officials have not yet responded to our request for comment.