Columbia, SC (WLTX) - A Columbia police officer has been fired after he was arrested on a sexual assault charge.
Jamie Lee Rogers Sr., 35, is charged with first-degree sexual assault on a minor victim under 11 years of age.
An incident report states that between May of 2013 and August 2013, Rogers made a female victim engage in a sex act with him at a location in Lexington County.
The arrest was made by the Lexington County Sheriff's Department. Columbia Police Chief Skip Holbrook says as soon as he learned of the charge, he terminated Rogers.
“We must be prepared to act swiftly anytime we learn of an officer violating the public’s trust,” Chief Holbrook said in a statement. “Although the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department has and continues to conduct a thorough investigation, it is this agency’s responsibility to hold officers accountable for criminal misconduct and any abuse of authority.”
Rogers had been with the department since March of 2012. He'd most recently been assigned to North Region, patrolling an area of North Columbia.