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Friday, March 5, 2010

Deputy Jailer violates "bodily integrity" in Carter County Detention Center, indicted for sexual abuse

Deputy Jailer, Hollingsworth,
indicted for sexual abuse
Inmate Squeels
County mum on whether victim is male or female!

The Carter County Detention Center, a fancy word for the pokey, is a dangerous place to be if you are a virgin, or if you just want to stay alive!

Keith D. Hollingsworth, a deputy jailer and maintance man at the Carter County Detention Center in Grayson, Ky., was indicted today on one count of sexual abuse of ward and one count of deprivation of rights under color of law. 

At least the two or more prisoners who accuse the jailer of forcing them to have sex with him are alive.  Over the past few years, two other inmates checked into the cross bar motel and never checked out.  Each was found hanged, their deaths ruled suicidal.

The photo is from the iraqi prisoner abuse scandal - did this man suffer sexual abuse to the extent of 'deprivation of bodily integrity', too?

The indictment against Hollignsworth alleges that in December of 2005 the 43 year old jailer and maintenance man from Olive Hill, Ky. engaged in sexual acts with an inmate who was in "official detention and under his supervision and disciplinary authority". Those are big words meaning the poor cat was not in hand cuffs on a roadside stop. Rather, he or she was front and center under the care and control of a maintenance man who was also vested with the responsibility of being a jailer.

Also, in June of 2007, Hollingsworth allegedly subjected a different inmate to sexual acts. "According to the indictment, the acts deprived the inmate of a constitutional right not to be deprived of liberty which includes 'bodily integrity'".  The careful use of words in the press release leave on wondering what part of the body lost it's "integrity".  While the pharase could apply to a woman, it is so carefully worded it leaves one wondering.

This indictment has been long comming.  a prior press release some time ago made the announcesment.  However, it was recalled shortly thereafter. 

James A. Zerhusen, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, and Timothy D. Cox, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, jointly made the announcement today after a federal grand jury in Ashland, Ky. returned the indictment.

The investigation preceding the indictment was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The indictment was presented to the grand jury by Assistant United States Attorney Patrick H. Molloy.

If convicted, Hollingsworth faces a maximum prison sentence of 15 years.  Jailers and maintenance men don't usually last long in maximum security prisons.  They don't have to call it suicide in the big house when an inmate is lynched. 

The indictment of a person by a grand jury is an accusation only, warns the press release writer.  A person is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

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