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Cochise County Jail chaplain arrested again, facing new sex crime charges

Posted: 12:32 PM, Jan 11, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-11 19:35:56Z
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SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. — The former jail chaplain for Cochise County is facing new sex crime charges.

According to the Cochise County Sheriff's Office, 63-year-old Doug Packer was arrested at his home in Sierra Vista Friday on 10 new charges: four counts of sexual abuse, one count of sexual assault, two counts of sexual misconduct, one count of kidnapping and two counts of indecent exposure.

Packer was first arrested last week on sex crime charges after an inmate at the county jail in Bisbee reported an "inappropriate incident" with the chaplain.

Packer is being held on $250,000 bail. His first court appearance isn't yet scheduled.