Bexar County juvenile detention officer accused of having sexual relationship with inmate

Jasquell Jamall Spell, 23, arrested Wednesday

SAN ANTONIO - A Bexar County juvenile detention officer was arrested Wednesday, accused of having a sexual relationship with a juvenile inmate.

Allegations against 23-year-old Jasquell Jamall Spell first sprang up in June.

Sheriff Javier Salazar said investigators were able to look back through surveillance video that showed an encounter in May.

"The most tragic thing in this case, of course, is the fact that somebody like Spell, who was in a position of authority over this young lady, was obviously there for her protection, but yet used that position to prey upon her," Salazar said.

The 15-year-old victim also spoke with investigators, describing the sexual acts.

Salazar said the Sheriff’s Office is not ruling out the possibility of more victims.



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