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By Christian Jennings - bio | email

LEE COUNTY, GA (WALB) - Two former female Lee county jailers are themselves in jail charged with sexual assault with inmates.

At 3 o'clock Thursday afternoon Stephanie Peek and Janice Pearce went before Magistrate Judge Jim Thurman to hear the charges against them.

Both women are charged with sexual assault on an inmate, violation of oath of public office, and crossing county jail lines with contraband.

Lee County Sheriff Reggie Rachals called in the GBI once the allegations surfaced.

"Under this administration we look at a higher standard of operating and we're not going to condone or tolerate any misconduct of any way, form, or fashion," said Sheriff Reggie Rachals.

Peek worked at the Lee County jail for over two years, Pearce for only a few months.

They are being held at the same jail where they worked, but they are isolated from other inmates.

Both bonds were set at five thousand dollars. The judge ordered the women not to have any direct or indirect contact with any inmates at the Lee county Jail.

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