A former Anne Arundel County corrections officer was arrested Thursday on multiple sex offense charges after police investigated his conduct with an inmate while he worked at the county jail.
Tajudeen Olarotimi Durodoye, 55, of Glen Burnie, resigned from his position at the Jennifer Road Detention Center in June shortly before detention department staff and Anne Arundel County Police detectives spoke with a female inmate who said Durodoye had sexually assaulted her between 40 and 50 times in recent months, police wrote in charging papers.
Police wrote that the jail’s surveillance footage showed Durodoye reaching into the woman’s cell and touching her after she had lifted her shirt up one night in May. The woman told investigators that the correctional officer would approach her cell and tell her to take off her clothing and would ask her over an intercom to perform sex acts in front of an in-cell camera.
Interviewed by detectives later, Durodoye admitted to touching the woman’s bare genitals multiple times, but said all of the contact was consensual.
A District Court commissioner charged Durodoye with 20 sex offense and assault charges, including five counts of second-degree rape, but prosecutors from the Anne Arundel State’s Attorney’s Office filed a notice in court that they would not be pursuing those charges due to a lack of evidence.
Durodoye is being held without bail in the detention center pending a bond review on Friday. He did not have an attorney listed in court records.