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SUFFOLK - An officer at the Western Tidewater Regional Jail is charged with sexually assaulting a female inmate.

53-year-old Randall Hatfield was arrested Tuesday following an investigation into the July 23 attack, said City spokeswoman Diana Klink.

The inmate was cleaning at the jail, which is located in Suffolk, Klink added.

Hatfield is charged with Abduction, Aggravated Sexual Battery, Sexual Battery and Object Penetration and is being held at that facility.

Jail spokeswoman Lt. T. Scott said Hatfield has been employed there since February 2009. She said Hatfield has not been the subject of any disciplinary action during his employment.

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