Fairfax Deputy Charged for Inappropriate Contact with a Prisoner

A Fairfax County Deputy Sheriff has been arrested for allegedly engaging in inappropriate contact with a female prisoner, Fairfax County Police reported today.


James Lee Heinz

James Lee Heinz, 36, was charged with carnal knowledge of an inmate, a class six felony, after an investigation in which the Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office contacted police on Wednesday, March 17, after they learned of the allegation.

Police detectives determined a 25-year-old female prisoner was admitted as a patient at a local hospital. Sheriff’s deputies maintained guard duty over her during her stay and it’s alleged that Heinz and the prisoner engaged in sex acts during the overnight hours of Monday, March 8 into the early morning on March 9

Police obtained a warrant and on Monday, March 22, the Sheriff’s Office arrested the deputy. Heinz was employed with the Sheriff’s Office for two years.