Published: Oct 15, 2013 3:07 PM EDT
Updated: Oct 15, 2013 5:14 PM EDT

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A Lee County Sheriff's deputy was fired for sending racy letters to an inmate.

Justin Testa lost his job after supervisors discovered the deputy was sneaking sexually charged messages to a female inmate back in August. The investigation shows Testa tipped the inmate off that other deputies were searching for contraband.