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Benton County jail officer fired in sex case

RICHLAND, Wash. - A Benton County corrections officer accused of inappropriately touching a woman on work-release has been charged with custodial misconduct.

Oscar Gonzalez will be arraigned on May 1.

KONA reports the eight-year veteran was fired Friday after a two-week investigation of an incident at the jail.

Sheriff Steve Keane says even though the woman was on work release, it was still inappropriate.


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