Volusia County correctional officer arrested after sexual encounter with inmate

The Volusia County Sheriff's Office says that they arrested a Volusia County Division of Corrections sergeant on Tuesday on a charge that he had a sexual encounter with an inmate.

The officer, 31-year-old Christopher L. Harvey, is said to be charged with sexual misconduct between a detention facility employee and an inmate, which is a felony.

Detectives with the Volusia County Sheriff's Office Major Case Unit says that they started investigating in October at the request of Volusia County Corrections’ Internal Affairs Division. The incident is said to have happened at the Volusia County Correctional Facility on Indian Lake Road in Daytona Beach. 

The investigation reportedly showed that Harvey received oral sex form a female inmate in a laundry room while supervising an overnight laundry detail. The incident was witnessed another inmate, the Sheriff's Office says.

Harvey turned himself Tuesday afternoon and was taken into custody. He was said to have been transported into to the Flagler County Jail on a $5,000 bond. He was taken to the Flagler jail due to his prior employment with Volusia County.