State Attorney: No charges to be filed against Pasco Co. Detention Deputy

Editorial Update: In documents filed on Feb 23, 2018, the State Attorney ruled the facts and circumstances did not warrant prosecution in this case.

Original Story:

A Pasco County Detention Deputy has been charged with a felony for sexual misconduct with an inmate at the Pasco County Detention Facility. 

Last month, Taylor Penta directed a female inmate to masturbate for him on camera and in person at the facility. He also touched her genitals through the food chute in the jail's medical wing, according to the arrest affidavit. 

The Sheriff's Office says Penta is no longer employed as a detention deputy with Pasco County.

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