Corrections officer arrested for sexual misconduct
Published 12:00 am Wednesday, July 28, 2021
A Scioto County corrections officer has been arrested for sexual misconduct with a former female inmate.
Scioto County Sheriff David Thoroughman said his office had launched an investigation after getting information on July 14 regarding possible sexual misconduct involving a male correctional officer James Layne IV, 46, of Franklin Furnace, and a female inmate.
During the initial steps of the investigation, detectives were able to determine that sexual misconduct was taking place between the correctional officer and a former female inmate.
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The correctional officer was immediately placed on administrative leave pending the completion of the investigation.
On Friday, the Scioto County Grand Jury indicted Layne on the criminal charges of third-degree felony sexual battery and second –degree misdemeanor dereliction of duty.
Layne has been arrested on the indictment and is being held on no bond.