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Apr 8, 2014 10:20 AM by Ian Auzenne

Rapides deputies accused of inappropriate behavior with inmate

Two Rapides Parish sheriff's deputies are behind bars and out of jobs after they allegedly had inappropriate sexual contact with an inmate.

John William Benjamin and Emeche Weston are both charged with malfeasance in office. Benjamin is also charged with introducing contraband into a correctional institution.

The former deputies were dismissed after the sheriff's office received a complaint from an inmate about the alleged behavior.

Two other deputies were also fired in connection with this incident. Their involvement in the alleged incident remains under investigation.


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    John William Benjamin
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    Donald Emeche Weston
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