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Cop Faces Felony Charges For Alleged Sex In Jail

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CHICAGO (CBS) — A Chicago police officer is facing a number of felony charges after allegedly having sex with a prisoner he promised to release from a lockup.

The state’s attorney’s office says 59-year old Nelson Stewart is charged with custodial sexual misconduct, official misconduct and bribery.

Authorities say the incident took place in the lockup at the Harrison District police station in early June.

Stewart, who has been relieved of his powers and is off the streets, was accused of assisting someone being held in the jail at the West Side police station, at 3151 W. Harrison St., in return for sexual favors.

Bond for Stewart was set at $100,000.