Broward Sheriffs Office

Attorney Banned from Broward Sheriff's Facility After Alleged Sex With Inmate: BSO

An attorney accused of having sex with an inmate in an interview room at the Main Jail in South Florida has been barred from entering any Broward Sheriff's Office property until further notice.

According to BSO, an officer was making rounds at the jail on Wednesday afternoon when they spotted 35-year-old attorney Jessica Mishali David engaged in what appeared to be sexual intercourse with an inmate, 26-year-old Ysreal Granda.

Broward Criminal Court records list David as Granda's lead attorney in a pending attempted murder case.

David's attorney, Tarlika Navarro with the firm of Haddad & Navarro, denied the allegations in a phone interview with NBC 6 Friday.

"We are denying these false accusations and we will continue to fight for our client," Navarro said. "Her clients are being denied their 6th Amendment rights to counsel."

David won't be making any comments to the media, Navarro added.

Navarro also said she believes there are ulterior motives by the BSO but wouldn't explain what those motives may be.

According to the incident report, the officer opened the door to the interview room which prompted Granda to quickly sit in a chair while David immediately stood and adjusted her skirt.

The officer ordered her to leave the room and proceed to the waiting area, while Granda was secured in the interview area.

Detectives with the Sex Crimes and Special Victims units arrived and interviewed both David and Granda, after which David was released and Granda remained in custody.

David wasn't arrested but officials said the misconduct will be reported to the Bar Association.

Navarro said she is also looking into the matter.

"No crime has been charged, there's no evidence of anything," Navarro said.

BSO has since prohibited David from entering any BSO properties for either personal or professional reasons until further notice.

Granda remains in jail awaiting trial for the unrelated attempted murder charges.

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