Volusia County corrections officer resigns amid investigation request

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VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. - Channel 9 has learned Volusia County corrections Sgt. Willie Jenkins resigned days after the jail's director recommended an internal affairs investigation be launched into allegations he was hiring prostitutes.

Channel 9’s Mike Springer found out some of the women said they knew Jenkins from the jail.

Jenkins is not facing any charges and has not been arrested.

Jenkins resigned from the Volusia County Jail in October. His resignation came six days after the jail’s director recommended an internal affairs investigation be launched into allegations Jenkins had hired prostitutes.

According to a supplemental report, Stacey Culler was a former inmate at the jail. The report states she told investigators she posted an escort ad on backpage.com.

According to the report, Culler met Jenkins at a hotel room where he paid her $100 for sex. That same report states Breanna Watt said she knows Jenkins from the jail and claims he offered her money for hotel rooms, food and drugs in hopes of having sex with her. Watt denied having sex with Jenkins.

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According to the report, Watt told investigators she also had a backpage.com account but said Jenkins contacted her through Facebook.

A county spokeswoman told Eyewitness News that the internal affairs investigation was called off because Jenkins resigned.

Neither Jenkins nor the women could be reached for comment.