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      Oakland jail guard accused of sex with prisoner

      <p>The sheriff's department says the 24-year-old woman voluntarily had sex with Deputy Garry D. Jackson but says Michigan law makes sexual contact with prisoners a crime because they can't give consent.</p>

      An Oakland County sheriff's deputy has been charged with criminal sexual conduct on accusations that he had sex with a prisoner.

      The sheriff's department says the 24-year-old woman voluntarily had sex with Deputy Garry D. Jackson but says Michigan law makes sexual contact with prisoners a crime because they can't give consent.

      The 52-year-old deputy has been a jail guard since 1997. He was arraigned on a charge of second-degree criminal sexual conduct, which can carry a penalty of up to 15 years in prison.

      He's free on a $5,000 personal bond. The Associated Press left a phone message for Jackson seeking comment Monday afternoon.

      Undersheriff Michael McCabe says "Jackson has brought dishonor to the badge and violated public trust." McCabe says the department is moving to fire him.