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Fla. Corrections Deputy Arrested, Fired for Allegedly Touching Female Inmate

VERO BEACH, Fla. --

Indian River County Sheriff's Office deputies have arrested and since fired a corrections deputy accused of inappropriately touching a female inmate.

Sheriff Deryl Loar held a news conference Wednesday to announce that Charles Seager, who has been an Indian River County sheriff's deputy since June 2009, was terminated.

According to the arrest affidavit, the inmate told other female deputies that Seager had inappropriately touched her.

Loar said it is an "uneasy day at the Indian River County Sheriff's Office when one of your own goes against the guidelines and abuses the authority that they have."

"It casts a terrible shadow over the entire agency," he added.

Tuesday night, sheriff's deputies put a microphone on the inmate and recorded a conversation between her and Seager.

According to the sheriff's office, Seager eventually admitted to inappropriately touching the inmate.

Seager was arrested on two counts of battery. He requested that his booking photo and address not be released since he is a member of law enforcement.

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