Even corrections officers are not above the law, and this was evidenced by the recent arrest of a former worker at the Florence McClure Women’s Correctional Center. The man is accused of voluntarily having sex with a female inmate and is being charged with official misconduct.
The arrest occurred after an investigation that took place over the course of several months. Complaints from several other inmates who were incarcerated at the facility led to officials at the prison performing this investigation. These complaints alleged that other offenders were being threatened by the inmate who was having the affair because she became jealous of others talking to the male officer.
Results from the investigation allege that the prison guard gave the female inmate gifts including a pendant necklace. The official report also claims that he gave the inmate his personal phone number and the woman allegedly admitted that she had spoken to him by telephone while he was off duty. Photographs of the man’s family were reportedly found in the inmate’s cell.
Another officer at the Nevada Correctional Facility apparently told investigators that he was not aware of any wrongdoing by the officer in question. The guard is set to appear in Clark County District Court on April 25 for a status check since he is not currently being held in jail. A trial date for this case has not yet been set.