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Jailer fired after Facebook friend requests

WATKINSVILLE, Ga. (AP) -- Authorities say a jail deputy was fired and another resigned after they sent Facebook friend requests to a 23-year-old inmate while she was locked up in the county jail.

Oconee County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Lee Weems said Monday that both deputies also had face-to-face conversations of a sexual nature with the inmate.

The allegations came to light on July 23, the day the inmate was being bonded out of jail. Weems says the inmate told her boyfriend, who told the sheriff.

Authorities say the inmate didn't have access to her phone or a computer in jail, but a subsequent examination of her computer showed the Facebook friend requests sent by the men.

Weems says there was never any physical contact between the deputies or the inmate.