A Los Angeles sheriff's deputy has been charged with sexually assaulting six inmates within six months.
Prosecutors say 31-year-old Giancarlo Scotti was charged Wednesday with six felony counts of sexual activity with a detainee.
He's accused of assaulting female inmates at the Century Regional Detention Facility between March and September 2017.
Scotti was arrested in September after authorities said he went into a cell with the two inmates and engaged in sex acts with them.
A third woman filed a federal civil rights lawsuit in November alleging he forced her to perform oral sex on him at least a month before his arrest.
Sheriff's department spokeswoman Nicole Nishida said Wednesday that Scotti remained on paid leave.
His attorney did not immediately respond to a request for comment.