A Florida Department of Corrections officer was arrested Friday on accusations that he had sex with an inmate at a Miami-Dade County facility.
A law enforcement source told Local 10 News reporter Andrew Perez that the alleged incident happened inside a broom closet at a facility holding female inmates.
Miami-Dade police confirmed that a state corrections officer was arrested on a sexual battery charge.
"The actions of this officer are absolutely intolerable," Florida Department of Corrections spokeswoman Michelle Glady said in an email. "Following this allegation, FDC contacted the Miami-Dade Police Department and took immediate steps to remove the officer from all inmate contact.
"The Department is taking action to terminate his employment and will assist in any investigative efforts to ensure he is held fully accountable."
Glady said the FDC's Office of Inspector General will also conduct an administrative investigation.