DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - A DeKalb County detention officer is facing serious charges after being accused of getting a teen drunk and raping her at a hotel.
DeKalb County Sheriff Jeffrey Mann said the charges his detention officer faces are not the kind he wants his employees involved with. But he cautions that Keenan Notae is innocent until proven guilty.
“They're only allegations at this point. And we're going to let the criminal justice system run its course,” Mann said.
Officers said the 24-year-old detention officer took a 19-year-old woman on a date to the Starlight Drive Inn Theater in January.
“During the course of that date, he provided her with alcoholic beverages. She became intoxicated and she alleges that he sexually assaulted her,” said DeKalb County Capt. Steve Fore.
Police said they charged Notae after forensic evidence testing came back.
The sheriff said it wouldn't be fair to fire Notae now but his employment status would change if he's convicted.
The sheriff says Notae has worked at the jail for three years.
According to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department, Kennan Notae has been charged with rape, aggravated sodomy and furnishing alcohol to a person underage.
Notae was arrested Wednesday night and is now on unpaid administrative leave.