KSP: Madison Co. deputy jailer accused of having sex with inmate


MADISON COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ)- State police arrested a Madison County deputy jailer Tuesday on sex charges, after they say an incident happened with an inmate at the jail.

Investigators say 44-year-old Vanessa Tester, of Richmond, was arrested Tuesday, after KSP was notified of the allegations.  The arrest came about four hours after Tester was fired at the jail after the allegations surfaced.

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State Police say Tester is charged with sodomy.  She was jailed in Lexington.

Madison County Jailer Steve Tussey made the following statement:

“The safety and security of both our inmates and detention center staff has been a top priority of mine since I took office as Madison County Jailer in January of 2019. The employee cited in this investigation is no longer employed by the Madison County Detention Center as of March 26,2019 at 1:15 p.m. Due to this being a criminal investigation, we defer all questions to the KSP. My staff is cooperating fully with the investigation.”