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Jail nurse arrested for sexual misconduct

A former Lee County detention center employee was arrested Wednesday for allegedly having inappropriate contact with an inmate.

According to a press release from the Lee County Sheriff's Office, Kelley Griffith, 32, was arrested and charged with one count of custodial sexual misconduct after an investigation by the sheriff's office uncovered an incident of misconduct with an inmate earlier this month while Griffith was employed as a Licensed Practical Nurse at the detention center.

The inmate involved was being temporarily held at the detention center after being transported from the Alabama Department of Corrections facility for a court action, police said.

Griffith was booked into the detention center. Bond has been set at $3,000.

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