A guard in the Bexar County Juvenile Detention Facility has been arrested for a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old female inmate. Twenty-three-year old Jasqell Jamal Spell was fired from his job and is now being held in the Bexar County Jail.
Aristides Jimenez is Deputy Chief of the Public Integrity Unit for the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office.
“Even if it was somebody of age, an individual under custody as an inmate is in no position to consent to a guard, or a jailer,” Jimenez says. “Our job is to make sure that we provide safety and security. We are responsible for every individual under our custody. We’re here to protect them, not to victimize them.”
Spell faces charges of sexual assault of a minor.