California Deputy Fired after Arrest

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. —

A sheriff’s detention deputy was arrested and fired amid allegations he solicited a sex act from an inmate.

Federico Tafoya, 26, was arrested Friday after sheriff’s detectives received reports that he had been acting inappropriately with one of the inmates.

Authorities said Tafoya was an extra help deputy assigned to the work release program at Sheriff Headquarters.

They said he was supervising inmates when he solicited a sex act in one of the buildings on the property from a 20-year-old inmate assigned to the program.

They said the inmate was not injured or physically assaulted; however, Tafoya was terminated.

Tafoya was employed for four months with the sheriff’s office. He is currently out on bail.

He faces one count of false imprisonment, one count of causing a person to expose him or herself and one count of attempted oral copulation under color of authority.

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