Ex-jail guard sentenced for CSC with inmates

Jonathan Kermeen (file photo)
Jonathan Kermeen (file photo)

WEST OLIVE, Mich. (WOOD) — A former corrections officer has been sentenced for having sexual encounters with two female inmates at the Ottawa County Jail while on duty.

Jonathan Kermeen was sentenced Monday to between 5 and 15 years in prison. He must also register as a sex offender.

Kermeen pleaded guilty in early February to two counts of  second-degree criminal sexual conduct against a prisoner. In exchange for the plea, the Ottawa County prosecutor agreed not to file additional charges against him in connection to the two named victims and a third woman.

Court documents detail a four- to five-minute encounter with one inmate in June 2013, in which Kermeen said he kissed and fondled the bare breast of an inmate. On another occasion in September 2013 in a medical area of the facility, Kermeen admitted to far more lewd behavior.

Allegations surfaced in October 2013. Kermeen was charged a month later and terminated from the department.

Kermeen worked for the corrections department for nine years.

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