WEST OLIVE (WOOD) - A former corrections officer has been sentenced for having sexual encounters with two female inmates at the Ottawa County Jail while on duty.
Jonathan Kermeen was sentenced Monday to between 5 and 15 years in prison. He must also register as a sex offender.
Kermeen pleaded guilty in early February to two counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct against a prisoner. In exchange for the plea, the Ottawa County prosecutor agreed not to file additional charges against him in connection to the two named victims and a third woman.
Court documents detail a four- to five-minute encounter with one inmate in June 2013, in which Kermeen said he kissed and fondled the bare breast of an inmate. On another occasion in September 2013 in a medical area of the facility, Kermeen admitted to far more lewd behavior.
Allegations surfaced in October 2013. Kermeen was charged a month later and terminated from the department.
Kermeen worked for the corrections department for nine years.