Former Macomb County Sheriff correction's deputy arraigned on Criminal Sexual Conduct charges

Posted at 2:43 PM, Aug 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-02 17:30:44-04

A former Macomb County Sheriff correction's deputy has been arraigned for Criminal Sexual Conduct after reports involving female inmates.

Steven Robert Vaneenoo is accused of fondling a woman's breasts through the bars of a jail cell during security checks in the section of the jail that house female prisoners.

A female inmate told detectives about the incident, which reportedly took place on December 18, 2015.

Vaneenoo resigned following the allegations.

An investigation also revealed that Vaneenoo set up a phone account where female inmates could call him on his personal cellphone.

Vaneenoo is charged with Criminal Sexual Conduct in the Fourth Degree.