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Corrections Officer Accused of Having Sex with Inmate

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(BELL COUNTY) -- A Bell County Corrections Officer is accused of having sex with an inmate in the jail.

25-year-old Marquese Gates was arrested after inmates reported him to Bell Co. Jail officials.  Investigators with the Special Crimes Unit confirmed that Gates was having sex with a female inmate.

Sheriff Eddy Lange fired Gates on June 30, 2014.  He had worked for the County since November 12, 2013.

The District Attorney's Office charged Gates with Improper Sexual Activity with a Person in Custody on July 2nd.  He turned himself into the jail on July 7th.  He's now out of jail on $75,000 bond.

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