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Deputy Tied To Delaware County Sheriff's Investigation Fired


UPDATED: Tuesday April 24, 2012 6:55 PM

The deputy who allegedly spent nights out with former Delaware County Sheriff Walter Davis has been fired, 10TV News reported Tuesday.

Earlier this month, 10 Investigates' Paul Aker uncovered information that Davis used county money to go to an out-of-state hotel where Janine Senanayake was staying.

According to a termination letter sent to Senanayake Tuesday, the reason for Senanayake's termination was because of her "failure to satisfactorily complete your probationary period."

The letter stated that Senanayake was placed on probation May 5.

Davis resigned as sheriff on April 9.

Senanayake, previously known as Janine England, resigned in 2009 as a police officer in Perry Township in Stark County after a video surfaced. The video showed her in a patrol car with the police chief. A patrol car camera captured the intimate scene as the two were taking a prisoner to jail.

Despite the incident, Senanayake was hired by the Delaware County Sheriff's Office in October 2010. Since then, sources told 10 Investigates that she spent nights out with Davis.

10 Investigates turned up a photo of the pair sitting together at a co-worker's wedding reception last fall.

More recently, 10 Investigates found Davis' personal car parked outside a Westerville condominium. A license plate check showed that Senanayake's car was parked around the corner.

A source who has been watching the area said that the pair spent weekends together in the unit that neither own. The same source took video that repeatedly showed the cars outside the condo at the same time. It also showed Senanayake coming out.

On a different day, a man who matched Davis' body type and height came out of the same complex under the cover of darkness and got into a car that matched the sheriff's.

Stay with 10TV News and 10TV.com for continuing coverage.

Previous Stories:

April 10, 2012: Delaware County Sheriff Walter Davis Steps Down, Interim Sheriff Named
April 8, 2012: Delaware County Sheriff Walter Davis Seen Moving Items From Office
April 6, 2012: Delaware County Sheriff, Deputy Absent From Work Following Allegations
April 5, 2012: Delaware County Republican Central Committee Strips Sheriff Of Endorsement
April 4, 2012: Delaware County Sheriff Responds To Investigation
April 3, 2012: BCI Investigating Delaware County Sheriff's Spending

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