Kendall County Corrections Deputy Charged with Sexual Misconduct with Inmate
Feb 28, 2014 09:54AM ● Published by Steven Jack
A Kendall County Sheriff’s Office Corrections Deputy has been placed on unpaid leave after being arrested and charged this week with allegedly having sexual contact with a female inmate of the Kendall County Jail, according to the sheriff's office.
Deputy Timothy Brennan was charged Feb. 27 with one count of custodial sexual misconduct, the sheriff’s office said. Sheriff Richard Randall said his office fully cooperated with an Illinois State Police investigation that began after an allegation that Brennan had sexual contact with the inmate. According to records, Brennan has at least 10 years of service with Kendall County.
The criminal investigation was launched after information was received alleging that Brennan had sexual contact with a female inmate of the Kendall County Jail, the sheriff's office said.
“I take very seriously my responsibility to not only house inmates securely, but also provide for their safety.” Randall said. “While all individuals charged with a crime have a right to due process under the law, I will not tolerate unlawful or unethical conduct by any employee of the Kendall County Sheriff’s Office.”
Randall said the investigation revealed the inmate had a previous relationship with Brennan. State law prohibiting sexual contact with inmates “makes no exceptions for such cases.”
“Both Illinois law and Sheriff’s Office policy clearly prohibit this type of conduct,” Randall said. “Our employees know this, and they know that having had a previous relationship with someone that is incarcerated is not a defense, or exception, to either the law or Sheriff’s Office policy.”