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Grant County Deputy Arrested on Sex, Theft Charges

A Grant County Detention Center deputy jail guard found herself on the other side of the bars, facing multiple charges.

Amber Wyatt, 24, of Sparta, is accused of inappropriately touching inmates and helping them store stolen goods, while also smuggling in contraband.

Grant County News reports that Wyatt faces ten counts of second-degree sexual abuse, ten counts of second-degree promoting contraband, and complicity in receiving stolen property.

Investigators say that Wyatt touched inmates' breasts and butts, aided them in placing stolen property into property bags, and smuggled e-cigarettes, food, soft drinks, and candy in her bra to inmates more than ten times.

She is currently on house arrest and will appear in court again on June 26 for a preliminary hearing.

-Staff report