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Health worker ends life, accused of sexual misconduct with inmate

A man who worked at a Maricopa County prison has taken his own life after being accused of having an inappropriate sexual relationship with an inmate, officials said.

According to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, authorities have opened an investigation into an employee working for Correctional Health Services and Mental Health for “improper sexual conduct toward at least one inmate.”

Correctional Health Services provides medical, dental, and mental health services to individuals incarcerated within the Maricopa County Jail.

The suspect was identified as Dan Gordon, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release on Saturday. Gordon was immediately put on leave while detectives conducted a criminal investigation.

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