At about 10.50 a.m. Friday, a Cochise County Jail chaplain was re-arrested on new charges of sexual abuse and assault, the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office reported.
Members of the Cochise County Sheriff's Office Detective Division served a felony arrest warrant on Douglas Packer, 63, at his Sierra Vista home. The arrest was the result of a warrant set at a grand jury hearing yesterday in Cochise County. County Attorney Brian McIntyre worked with sheriff's office detectives and the Sierra Vista Police Department to bring the new charges, according to the CCSO.
The additional charges include four counts of sexual abuse, two counts of sexual misconduct, two counts of indecent exposure, and one count each of sexual assault, and kidnapping, said CSCO spokeswoman Carol Capas.
Packer had been previously booked into the county jail on charges of sexual abuse, sexual assault and unlawful sexual conduct in a correctional facility the previous Saturday following an allegation from an inmate and a subsequent investigation by the CCSO. He bonded out the same day after $25,000 bond was set for him at an initial justice court appearance.
Packer is currently being processed in Sierra Vista. His bond has been set at $250,000 and his initial appearance is pending.
The investigation is being continued, said Capas. Anyone with information is asked to contact the CCSO at 520-432-9500.