Investigators say an Oklahoma sheriff requested a sexual relationship with one of his female employees in exchange for hiring her husband.

Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation agents arrested Carter County Sheriff Milton Anthony at his office about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. He was booked into the county jail on a felony bribery charge and released after posting a $20,000 bond.

Anthony didn't immediately return a telephone call to his office seeking comment. It was not immediately clear if he is represented by an attorney.

The female employee's husband was hired shortly after the sexual contact started, and sexual contact between the sheriff and the employee continued for several months, according to the OSBI.