Correctional Officer Charged After Alleged Sexual Relationship With Inmate

A Western Kentucky Correctional Officer has been arrested after an investigation into an alleged sexual relationship with an inmate.

Kentucky State Police spokeswoman Trooper Sarah Burgess with Post 1 says troopers responded to the Western Kentucky Correctional Complex in Fredonia on Tuesday after they received a call about a reported sexual relationship between an officer and inmate.

After an investigation, a 35-year old Marion man was taken into custody and charged with third-degree rape and four counts of second-degree sexual abuse. He was lodged in the Crittenden County Jail.

Trooper Derral Redwine is conducting the investigation which is ongoing.

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