OGDEN — A Weber County Jail deputy was arrested Thursday on multiple counts of custodial sexual misconduct, the Weber County Sheriff’s Office said.
In a prepared statement issued at 8 p.m., the sheriff’s office said Jeremy Miller, a corporal in the corrections division, was arrested earlier Thursday.
The arrest was the result of an internal investigation that began in November 2018, the statement said.
Under Utah law, custodial sexual misconduct is defined as a corrections officer or police officer having sexual relations with a person in custody. The crime is a class A misdemeanor if the victim is an adult or a third-degree felony if a juvenile.
Miller was placed on paid administrative leave on Dec. 10. The case was referred to the Weber County Attorney’s Office for the criminal investigation, the sheriff’s office said.
Miller will be booked in the Box Elder County Jail due to a conflict of interest with the Weber jail and sheriff’s office.
It was not known where Miller worked or when or where the alleged activities occurred. The sheriff’s office operates the main jail on west 12th Street and a work-release facility on Kiesel Avenue.
The internal investigation continues. The sheriff’s office statement said no further information would be released Thursday.
Lt. Joshua Marigoni, the sheriff’s office’s corrections division spokesman, did not immediately respond to a phone message Thursday night.
Miller was the second sheriff’s employee to be criminally charged within the past year. Candace Follum, the office’s evidence clerk, was sentenced in December to a year in jail on 40 counts related to the theft and eating of methamphetamine evidence.