Crime

Corrections officer accused of sexual abuse of female inmate

Demar Ison Jones is charged with sexual abuse and official misconduct. He has been dismissed as an employee of the Kentucky Department of Corrections.
Demar Ison Jones is charged with sexual abuse and official misconduct. He has been dismissed as an employee of the Kentucky Department of Corrections.

A Lexington man who was a former corrections officer at a women’s prison is accused of sexual misconduct with an inmate, Kentucky State Police said Thursday.

Demar Ison Jones, 30, was arrested Tuesday and charged with first-degree sexual abuse and second-degree official misconduct, state police said in a release.

On July 7, the state police post in Frankfort received a complaint about sexual misconduct from the Kentucky Correctional Institution for Women near Peewee Valley in Shelby County. The complaint alleged misconduct involving a corrections officer and an inmate.

Jones was hired in February and his termination took effect on July 8, the day after he was interviewed by state police, said Mike Caudill, a public information officer for the Kentucky Department of Corrections.

Jones was lodged in the Shelby County jail. The jail website said Thursday morning that he remained there in lieu of a $5,000 cash bond.

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