A newly fired Ada County Sheriff's Office jail deputy, arrested by Boise police Wednesday on suspicion of having sex with an inmate, was released on $15,000 bond Thursday after his initial court appearance.
Seanjay Wright, 36, faces two felony counts of sexual contact with an inmate after an investigation that began earlier on Wednesday. His next court appearance is a preliminary hearing set for Jan. 23. The court ordered appointment of a public defender and no contact with the reported victim.
According to the Ada County Sheriff's Office, jail deputies were made aware Wednesday morning of possible sexual contact between Wright and a female inmate. Boise Police investigated the report. Officers arrested Wright Wednesday evening, and he was immediately fired from his job, the sheriff's office reported.
Wright, of Meridian, had been a sheriff's office employee for two years.
Seanjay violated the trust of the community and let down the other 650 men and women working for the sheriffs office who take great pride in their ethical conduct," Ada County Sheriff Gary Raney said in a news release. "He will now face the consequences of his actions by being on the other side of the bars. We take this very seriously and are going to look closely at our jail operations to make sure it never happens again."