Broward County

Three Broward deputies arrested in jail contraband, sex investigation

Three Broward Sheriff's deputies are facing third-degree felony charges in an investigation that involves contraband and sex at a Broward County jail.

The arrested corrections deputies -- Salisia Pascoe, 29; Kiara Monet Walker, 21, Roderick Lorenzo Lopez, 29 -- appeared in Broward Magistrate's court Thursday evening.

Pascoe is charged with two counts of using a two-way device -- a cell phone -- to facilitate a felony. She is also charged with one count of sexual misconduct with an inmate and one count of introduction of contraband to a detention facility.

Referring to an arrest affidavit, Judge John "Jay" Hurley said Pascoe admitted to having consensual sexual intercourse with a male inmate in a jail storage room. Her bond was set at $3,500 on the first three counts and $2,500 on the fourth charge.

Pascoe joined the Sheriff's Office in August 2004.

Walker is charged with one count of introduction of contraband to a detention facility, one count of official misconduct and one count of using a cell phone to facilitate a felony. Her bond was set at $5,000 for each charge. She joined the Sheriff's Office in April 2008.

Lopez faces one count of introduction of contraband -- a cell phone -- to a detention facility and official misconduct. His bond was set at $1,500 on the first count and $1,000 for the second charge. He joined the agency in July 2006.

All three deputies were released from jail Thursday night. If convicted, each defendant could receive a five-year prison sentence for each charge.

"There is an on-going investigation initiated by us and we're not releasing any information this evening," said Broward Sheriff's spokesman Mike Jachles. He declined further comment.

Linda Trischitta can be reached at ltrischitta@sunsentinel.com or 954-356-4233.

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