Police in Tuscaloosa have arrested an Alabama probation officer accused of engaging in an illegal sexual relationship with one of his wards.

The Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit, which is made up of investigators from several area police agencies, is tasked with overseeing investigations involving law enforcement officers accused or suspected of committing crimes.

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Captain Jack Kennedy, the Unit's commander, said in a press release Friday that the Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles reached out to the VCU and asked them to investigate a probation officer working in the state agency's Tuscaloosa field office.

Kennedy said the suspect, 31-year-old Jeremy Damon Hall, allegedly "engaged in sexual conduct with a person currently on probation or parole."

The VCU teamed up with the Bureau's Special Investigations Unit for internal affairs and eventually found cause to arrest Hall and charge him with Custodial Sexual Misconduct, a Class C felony.

"As stated in the law, alleged consent is not a defense to this crime," Kennedy said. "It is of vital importance that people have trust in their criminal justice system."

Hall was booked in the Tuscaloosa County Jail on a $10,000 bond. Kennedy said he has also been fired by the Bureau of Pardons and Parole.

"Any other persons who were supervised by who may have been approached, propositioned, threatened, coerced or otherwise convinced into engaging in sexual conduct with Hall while he was in his role as a Probation Officer is requested to contact the Violent Crimes Unit at 205-464-8690," Kennedy said.

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