August 15, 2013

Sheriff’s deputy fired for having sex on duty

By The Spokesman-Review
 
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Deputy Scott Kenoyer was terminated after he admitted to having sex while on duty.
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A Spokane County sheriff’s deputy caught having sex on duty is now out of a job.

Deputy Scott Kenoyer was fired today by Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich after an internal investigation revealed he’d had sex while on duty with the same woman linked to a Spokane police officer who resigned in June.

The sheriff’s department discovered evidence of a relationship between Kenoyer and the woman while investigating the case involving Spokane Police Officer Jeff Graves, according to a news release. The woman alleged Graves was stalking and harassing her after they met on Facebook and had sex. Graves was cleared of any criminal wrongdoing but resigned his position.

When investigators approached Kenoyer, he admitted to having sex with the woman, according to the release.

“He was honest, he was straight forward,” Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich said. “This was sex on duty, and you just don’t do that.”

Knezovich offered Kenoyer a last-chance agreement, saying he would be terminated but reinstated under strict guidelines. Kenoyer and the Deputy Sheriff’s Association objected to the use of the word “termination,” in the agreement, so he was fired permanently, the department said.

“This was a very harsh last-chance agreement,” Knezovich said. “Let’s face it, it’s sex on duty.”

Knezovich said this does not change anything about the Graves investigation, and the cases seem to be related.

“We couldn’t find any direct relation other than they dated the same person,” Knezovich said.

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