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Elkhart County Jail officer Adrian Long is accused of having sexual relations with an inmate

Court documents state that another inmate told the jail warden about the relationship, which prompted the investigation.

Posted on May 14, 2014 at 12:51 p.m.

One of the Elkhart County Jail officers charged with misconduct this week had sexual relations with a jail inmate, according to court records.

According to a probable cause affidavit filed on May 8 in Elkhart Superior Court 2, an inmate told jail Warden Lt. Stephanie Bigler that she had seen officer Adrian Long entering another inmate’s cell while the two women were in the Elkhart County Jail’s medical ward in April.

The other inmate later told the informant that she was having a relationship with Long.

The inmate confirmed this report in a recorded interview with a corrections investigator on April 21.

She told the investigator that while housed in this medical ward, she had noticed Long looking at her and asked him if he wanted to “touch it,” according to the affidavit.

He then put his hand down her pants, she said.

Long confirmed in an interview with investigators that he had sexual contact with the inmate on April 7 and April 9. He told investigators that his actions showed “bad judgement on his part,” according to the affidavit.

Long, who had been an officer at the jail since April 9, 2012, resigned on April 20.

He is charged with sexual misconduct by service provider with detainee, a Class C felony, and bond is set at $20,000.

During a press conference Wednesday morning, May 14, Elkhart County Sheriff Brad Rogers spoke about the investigation.

"We will not tolerate misconduct in this sheriff's department,” he said. “Whether short handed or not, I will not tolerate a failure of character on my staff.”

The full probable cause affidavit is available below.

PC Affidavit for Adrian Long


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