CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico State Police say a former Curry County Detention Center officer is accused of sexually assaulting a female inmate last month.
They say 27-year-old Christopher Riviers is being held on suspicion of two counts of sexual criminal penetration and voyeurism.
Police say the inmate told authorities that a corrections officer fondled and raped her while she was jailed from Aug. 11 to 17.
The detention center fired Riviers when police started their investigation and the inmate was moved to another detention facility.
Police say their investigation found that Riviers pursued the female inmate for voyeurism and committing unlawful sexual assault.
They also say Riviers passed notes to the inmate expressing interest in a relationship after her release from jail.
It was unclear Tuesday if Riviers has a lawyer yet.
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