A supervisor in the Seattle office of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has resigned while under internal investigation over his handling of a paid informant who sexually abused a woman while working for the agency, according to a federal source who has been briefed on the matter.
Special Agent Jim Contreras came under scrutiny after The Seattle Times reported in a May 13 story that the informant he oversaw, Joshua Allan Jackson, had been hired despite a lengthy history of violent behavior toward women and, while working for the agency, engaged in criminal activity that included holding the woman as his prisoner.
The internal investigation within ATF, as the agency is commonly called, is continuing, said the source, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the confidential nature of the inquiry.
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