ELLICOTT CITY, Md. — Howard County police are charging a former correctional officer with having sexual contact with an inmate.

Police say 40-year-old Gregory Kirk was arrested Friday at his Owings Mills home.

Howard County Detention Center Director Jack Kavanagh contacted police last month to report an allegation that Kirk, a former correctional officer may have had sexual contact with an inmate. Kirk had been terminated previously for unrelated administrative issues.

Police say Kirk is accused of engaging in sexual activity with the female inmate in a cell.

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