By Kimberly Matas
A female corrections officer at the Pima County jail has been arrested on suspicion of having sex with a teenage girl.
Yennifer Reyes was booked into the jail Wednesday and faces a charge of sexual conduct with a minor 15 years of age or older, Deputy Tracy Suitt, spokesman for the Pima County Sheriff’s Department, said in a news release.
Detectives began an investigation Tuesday after receiving a report that Reyes had been involved in a sexual relationship for several months, from late 2013 to earlier this year, Suitt said.
The Sheriff’s Department was in the process of firing Reyes when she resigned Thursday, Suitt said. She had worked for the sheriff’s department since May 2005.