Corrections officer facing charges after relationship with parolee

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by Renee Murphy

WHAS11.com

Posted on February 5, 2014 at 7:27 PM

Updated Thursday, Feb 6 at 11:35 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- A former Kentucky corrections officer is facing charges of rape, sodomy and official misconduct.

Investigators said she had sex with a parolee who was once and inmate where she worked.

Samantha Verner was charged with the offenses after the parolee came forward last month and presented officials with nude pictures of Verner. He said she sent them to his phone. The parolee says they met while he was incarcerated at the Kentucky State Reformatory and began their sexual relationship when he was paroled to a halfway house in Louisville.

The parolee came forward because he said Verner threatened to have him put back in prison if the relationship didn’t continue.

According to court documents, Verner admitted she engaged in sexual intercourse with the parolee while he was still under the state’s supervision.

In 2010, a law was passed making it a felony for corrections officers to have sex with an inmate.

Verner was dismissed from her job at the Kentucky State Reformatory last month.
 

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