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Bell County jailer arrested, charged with having sexual relationship with inmate

The Bell County Sheriff's Department said Rusty Bob Cook confessed to having the relationship with an inmate in the county jail.
Credit: Bell County Sheriff's Dept.
Rusty Bob Cook

BELTON, Texas — A former correctional officer at the Bell County Jail was arrested on charges he had an improper sexual relationship with an inmate.

Rusty Bob Cook was booked into the Bell County Jail Friday with a bond of $50,000.

The sheriff's department said they became aware of the relationship on Sept. 4.

The sheriff's department Special Crimes Unit and the Texas Rangers conducted the investigation. They said Cook confessed. He resigned from the department on Wednesday.

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