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Mason County corrections officer fired following inappropriate relationship with former inmate

Posted at 11:12 PM, Mar 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-12 06:11:16-04

LUDINGTON, Mich. — A former corrections officer in Mason County has been charged following allegations of an inappropriate relationship.

The Mason County Sheriff's Office launched an investigation into Brad Jany following allegations of a relationship with a woman who, prior to that, had been an inmate at the Mason County Jail on October 23, 2019. Once the information surfaced, Jany was placed on administrative leave while the investigation was underway.

The internal investigation conducted by MCSO deputies was concluded on November 20, 2019, and sent to the prosecutor's office for a review and warrant. A couple weeks later, Jany was fired.

Officials say the relationship didn't happen while Jany was on duty but that he met the female in question while she was incarcerated. Investigators say the two didn't get together until after she was released.

On February 27, 2020, Jany was charged with 2nd Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct, which is a ten-year felony. He turned himself into the court on March 11.

Jany had been an employee with the Mason County Sheriff's Office for about two years.