Hidalgo County investigators arrest jailer amid sex assault investigation

Hidalgo County sheriff TMs investigators arrested one of their own Thursday in connection to a sexual assault investigation.

Robert San Miguel, 38, a jailer, was arrested amid allegations of sexual assault involving a woman not connected to the Hidalgo County jail, according to a news release by the Hidalgo County Sheriff TMs Office.

San Miguel appeared before a judge who set his bond at $50,000.

He was jailed at the Hidalgo County Adult Detention Center, the same place where he worked as a detention officer.

The Sheriff TMs Office released San Miguel from employment, according to the news release.

The woman will be provided support from a crime victim's liaison.

Public safety is our priority, and the Hidalgo County Sheriff TMs Office is committed to preserving the public TMs confidence and trust, according to a statement by the Sheriff TMs Office.

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