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UPDATE: Oneida Co. correctional officer accused of soliciting prostitution out on bond

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UPDATE 1/13: Jacob Petitt, the former Corrections Officer accused of Solicitation of Prostitution and Misconduct in public offices appeared virtually in court on Wednesday.

Court documents claim Petitt carried out a sexual relationship with a known methamphetamine dealer. Detectives allege he told this woman information about the North Central Drug Enforcement Group (NORDEG), including vehicle descriptions. Detectives also say Petitt told the woman when the department requested certain search warrants.

Petitt faces two felony charges: Solicitation of prostitutes and misconduct in office. He faces a combined maximum sentence of 4 years in prison.

Petitt resigned from his position on Wednesday.

A $1,000 cash bond was set. Petitt is also not to leave Oneida County.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for January 20.

RHINELANDER, Wis. (WAOW) — The Oneida County Sheriff's Office says they've arrested a Rhinelander Corrections Officer for the suggested charges of Solicitation of Prostitution and Misconduct in public offices.

Jacob Petitt, 26, was arrested on January 11 by the Oneida Co. Sheriff's Office and the Department of Justice-Division of Criminal Investigations.

Police say Petitt is employed by the Sheriff's Office, and their investigation involves his alleged contact with females incarcerated at the Oneida County Jail.

He appears in court on Wednesday afternoon for formal charging.

Police ask that anyone who can assist with the investigation should contact Detective Sergeant Kelly Moermond.

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