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Former jailer arrested for improper sexual relationship with female inmate

Posted at 11:02 AM, Sep 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-11 12:12:27-04

BELL COUNTY — On September 11, 2020, Bell County Sheriff’s Department Special Crimes Unit arrested Rusty Bob Cook for the offense of Improper Sexual Relationship of a Person in Custody, a State Jail Felony.

Cook was arrested without incident and transported to the Bell County Jail.

Justice of the Peace Clifford Coleman signed the Arrest Warrant for Cook with a suggested Bond amount of $50,000.00.

Cook, while employed as a Correctional Officer at the Bell County Jail, intentionally engaged in sexual contact with a female inmate.

During the investigation conducted by the Bell County Sheriff’s Department Special Crimes Unit, along with the Texas Department of Public Safety Texas Ranger, Cook confessed to having a sexual relationship with the inmate.

Cook resigned from the Bell County Sheriff’s Department on September 9, 2020.