A Prince George’s County sheriff’s deputy has been accused of sexually assaulting a 34-year-old female inmate at the county courthouse Tuesday while she was awaiting trial, according to county police.
Deputy Sheriff Lamar McIntyre “admitted his involvement” in the felony and has been charged with second degree rape, county police said in a statement Wednesday.
Spokesmen for the police and and for the sheriff’s office late Wednesday said they could not provide details about where the alleged assault took place in the courthouse, or information about McIntyre’s age or place of residence.
McIntyre, 34, who was hired by the sheriff’s office in September 2009, will be suspended without pay after having been picked up by county police when he arrived for work Wednesday morning at the courthouse, according to a statement from Sheriff Melvin C. High.
High said, “I am outraged and saddened by this betrayal of the public’s trust. Such behavior goes against the oath we take to uphold the highest standards and values.”
The inmate reported the alleged assault Tuesday afternoon to detectives who were called to the Department of Corrections, county police said.
This item has been updated.