A former Kentucky corrections officer charged with dozens cases of sexual assault, drug trafficking and misconduct all of which he admitted will serve no jail time. In a plea deal he gets seven years of probation.
Former corrections officer, James Johnson, 54 was arrested by State Police following an investigation where they determined he was trafficking drugs to inmates and sexually abusing them at the Kentucky Correctional Institute of Women in Peewee Valley, according to WLKY-TV.
— Deborah Golden (@DebGoldenDC) October 22, 2014
Johnson’s attorney, Mary Rives said about her client “He is really eager to put this behind him. We thought it was a good resolution for all parties involved.”
Oh, apparently in KY it's cool to sell drugs to and abuse captive women, as long as you're a Corrections Officer. http://t.co/BgE96vkvIY
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Kentucky State Police Detective Kevin Calhoon said at the time of the arrest in 2011, the detectives revealed that Johnson, a sergeant at the prison who had worked there for nine years, was supplying controlled substances to female inmates and sexually abusing them. After the arrest, Johnson was dismissed.
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Johnson was eventually charged with 25 counts of sexual abuse, trafficking controlled substances, and 50 counts of official misconduct. Johnson maintained his innocence during the court proceedings but accepted a plea deal on Monday that requires him to attend a diversion program. He was also sentenced to seven years of probation – five years for drug trafficking and only two years for dozens cases of sexual abuse.
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