SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A dentist who did contract work at the Minnehaha County Jail has been charged with having sexual contact with at least five female inmates.

Dr. Andrew Heinisch, of Worthington, Minnesota, is facing eight felony or misdemeanor charges following his arrest this week. Minnehaha County Sheriff Mike Milstead says an investigation began after a jail inmate told staff on June 9 that she was inappropriately touched by Heinisch. Milstead says Heinisch’s jail access was rescinded that day while the sheriff’s department conducted an investigation.

The Argus Leader says Heinisch turned himself in and has posted a $10,000 cash bond. He’s expected in court Monday.

Heinisch, who has been a subcontractor with Armour Correctional Health Care, did not immediately return a call for comment.

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