An employee with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office was arrested Monday and accused of soliciting a woman for prostitution.
Jordan Zachary, 20, who worked security at the Parish Prison for about seven months, was also fired on Monday, said Casey Rayborn Hicks, a spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office, in a news release. .
The victim first met Zachary through friends approximately eight months ago, Hicks said. She told investigators that about a month ago conversations became sexual. On Sunday, the victim notified the Sheriff’s Office via Facebook that Zachary sent her a Facebook message Saturday, saying she could make extra money for sexual favors, Hicks said. The information was turned over to detectives to investigate, Hicks said.
After detectives interviewed the victim, they contacted Zachary.
“… He invoked his right to counsel,” Hicks said in the release. “He was terminated from the office, and he will be booked into Parish Prison …”
Sheriff Sid Gautreaux said his office will not tolerate this behavior.
“It is very disheartening when we have to deal with something like this in house,” Gautreaux said. “However, we take any complaint very seriously, and we acted quickly to thoroughly investigate.”
Zachary was booked into Parish Prison on one count of solicitation of prostitution.