Former Polk County Jail employee charged with improper sexual contact

Sunday, October 1, 2023–12:11 p.m.

-Staff Reports-

A Polk County jailer who was fired last month for violating policy was arrested Friday on three misdemeanor counts of improper sexual contact. 

18-year-old Jacob Lee Franklin was released on a $4,500 bond. 

According to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office:

The GBI was called in to assist with an investigation after Franklin was immediately terminated on September 5 for passing notes to a female inmate. 

According to the arrest warrants: 

Franklin kissed the mouths and fondled the buttocks of three different female inmates on September 5.