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Jail deputy accused of sexually assaulting handcuffed inmate

By Gavin Lesnick

This article was originally published July 16, 2014 at 8:05 a.m. Updated July 16, 2014 at 1:02 p.m.

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Joseph Conner

A Pulaski County jail deputy is accused of sexually assaulting an handcuffed inmate he was supposed to guard at a local hospital.

Joseph Conner, 27, was arrested Tuesday afternoon on a charge of third-degree sexual assault.

A Pulaski County sheriff's office arrest report says Conner was assigned to guard a female inmate who was taken to UAMS Medical Center for treatment of an unspecified ailment.

The report says the inmate, who was handcuffed to the bed during her hospital stay, told investigators she fell asleep and awoke to find "deputy Conner had placed his erect penis in the palm of her hand." She removed her hand and nothing further occurred, police added.

According to the report, Conner acknowledged doing so but said it was the inmate's "idea to do this."

Conner, who has been a jail employee since Feb. 25, 2013, was first placed on administrative leave pending a hearing, Pulaski County sheriff's office Lt. Carl Minden said. Officials said later Wednesday that Conner had resigned his position effective immediately.

Conner was released from jail about 8:15 p.m. Tuesday after posting $15,000 bond, Minden said.

A first court appearance is scheduled for Aug. 26.

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Dontsufferfools says... July 16, 2014 at 10:27 a.m.

He does kind of look like even a handcuffed woman could manipulate him.

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HarleyOwner says... July 16, 2014 at 10:43 a.m.

He does look like he's a brick shy of a full load.

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LR1955 says... July 16, 2014 at 11:49 a.m.

Looking at the shape of his head, I suspect one of his parents was BigFoot.

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Packman says... July 16, 2014 at 12:10 p.m.

Looks like a future guard on Orange is the New Black in the making.

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GCW says... July 16, 2014 at 3:37 p.m.

Probably not a hand full.

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Sterls says... July 16, 2014 at 4:41 p.m.

Handcuffs are kind of a turn-on. ;-)

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TGRANNY says... July 16, 2014 at 5:04 p.m.

Why did they not just assign a female officer?

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Packman says... July 16, 2014 at 5:12 p.m.

Hey TGRANNY - How do you know the "guy" doesn't identify as female? According to the GBLTQ Gaystapo, sexual orientation and sexual identity are "declared". By the GBLTQ definition, the "guy" could have been a "girl" albeit one as ugly as Rosie O'Donnell. Having a penis does not necessarily make you male, according to the politically correct Gaystapo. Seriously, that's what they say.

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