Multnomah County deputy accused of sex with inmate

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The Multnomah County sheriff's department says a corrections deputy has been arrested and jailed on charges of having sexual contact with a woman in custody at the county's Inverness Jail.

A statement from the sheriff's office identified the deputy as 59-year-old Eddie James Miller, a corrections deputy since 1991.

It says the charges are custodial sexual misconduct and official misconduct.

The Oregonian reported (http://bit.ly/xVC2Hk ) he pleaded not guilty.

The paper quoted officers as saying the encounter occurred in early January, and the inmate reported it to other deputies.

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Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com